was the first platinum record album awarded in 1968?

MAKE A MISTAKE? Correct it, learn from it, and move on! My recent article, “What Was The First Platinum Record Album?” has been proven inaccurate! Instead of Iron Butterfly’s IN-A-GADDA-DA-VIDA award in 1969, the first platinum record album seems to have been awarded in 1968 to another group for another album, also on Atco Records. [Read more] “was the first platinum record album awarded in 1968?”

how many copies did you say in-a-gadda-da-vida sold?

RESEARCHING A PREVIOUS ARTICLE, I found that Iron Butterfly’s second album received the first platinum album award. I also found websites that made extravagant claims for how many copies In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida sold. However, none of them provided reliable documentation to back those claims. Here is a look at the “research” of the internet’s most referred-to site. [Read more] “how many copies did you say in-a-gadda-da-vida sold?”

was the first platinum record album awarded in 1969?

FIRST PLATINUM RECORD ALBUM? Ask the question that makes up the title of this article on Google and you will find more than 7,000,000 entries (most of them offering something for sale). The answer you will invariably encounter will be the Eagles/Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 album from 1976—except that is not the correct answer. [Read more] “was the first platinum record album awarded in 1969?”