|Star Wars / Cantina Band Cashbox #1 Award|
|It is cliche to see gold and platinum record awards lining the offices/homes of artists and record executives. Most official Star Wars recordings (soundtracks, disco spinoffs, singles, and narrated albums) attained the gold and platinum status (500,000 and 1,000,000 units, respectively, in the United States) by recording industry certification agencies in various countries. As a result, there are a multitude of in-house and agency record awards associated with the Star Wars films. |
These awards were presented to artists, record execs, and the top creative talent from the Star Wars movies, however, in practice only a handful of these record awards are ever made for a particular certification. Star Wars record awards come in a variety of styles that were issued over the years: floater, strip plate, hologram. Some feature an LP or 45 RPM record, CD, or cassette, or some combination.
This is an unusual record award for it's an in-house award used to commemorate the Cashbox #1 single status of Meco's Star Wars / Cantina Band single which soared to the top of the charts during the summer of 1977. Millennium Records honored this occasion with this special plaque. Much of the popularization of the music from Star Wars is due to Meco's success and this plaque marks that landmark achievement.
|Description by:||Gus Lopez|
|From the collection of:||Gus Lopez|
|Film:||A New Hope|
|Category:||Awards / Music|