Description

An original black-matte gold record issued to Harold Thau by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) to commemorate the sale of one million copies of John Denver’s “Rocky Mountain Christmas” RCA Records 12″ Vinyl .

This record was issued to Denver’s longtime manager and business partner Harold “Hal” Thau. This was one of only a handful of copies of this gold record issued to John Denver and his management/inner circle.

This award has a black paper matte background, hence the name “black-matte” that collectors use to describe them. RIAA switched to black paper matte gold records starting in about 1974.

This record was issued to Denver’s longtime manager and business partner Harold “Hal” Thau. This was one of only a handful of copies of this platinum record issued to John Denver and his management/inner circle.