Feb 10, 2013
By AM740 Staff
Glenn Miller was presented with the first gold record for ‘Chattanooga Choo Choo.’ It was actually just a master copy of the disc sprayed with gold lacquer by RCA as a publicity stunt. The actual award recognized today as a Gold Record would not be initiated for another sixteen years when the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) borrowed the idea and trademarked the Gold Record.
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