Gold Record, “If You’re Ready (Come Go With Me)”

This “Gold” record for the Staple Singers single “If You’re Ready (Come Go With Me)” was presented to the Annapolis, Maryland radio station WANN in 1973. In 1973, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIIA) certified a single as “gold” when it sold a million units sold to retailers. This gold record was presented to WANN by the Staple Singers record label Stax Records. WANN, a white-owned radio station, cultivated an African American audience during the 1950s by focusing its programming on African American news and music, and starring the charismatic African American DJ Hoppy Adams.
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Staple Singers
Disc Award, Ltd.
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United States: California, Los Angeles
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wood (overall material)
glass (overall material)
metal (overall material)
overall: 12 in x 12 in x 1 1/2 in; 30.48 cm x 30.48 cm x 3.81 cm
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Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
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National Museum of American History