Is there a way to find out how many Offering albums were sold?
Mine’s close to mint, but not quite. The guy I bought it from years ago (for $2) put a small sticker in the upper right corner (not over the A&M logo) that says ‘1969-Page 182. (20-35)’. He told me (this was around 2002) that was the book value but he was not selling his records for book. I didn’t remove it because I didn’t want to risk tearing the cover.I’ve got a mint copy too that I was just looking at yesterday!
“Ticket To Ride” would also be Gold in Canada, as Canada only requires 40,000 for Gold. Of course in Canada, according to the 75,000, it is only 5,000 away from Platinum (which is 80,000).If "Ticket To Ride" actually exceeded 500,000 units in the United States it should have been certified Gold if I'm not mistaken? Isn't Platinum awarded for one million in sales for an LP. I think the requirements (singles and albums) were changed in the mid seventies so I may be off base with the RIAA rules but I've never seen a Gold (US) award associated with "Ticket To Ride".
Yes, the original "gold record" award for for one million dollars in sales. But, when prices for LPs started going up, and sales tracking became more accurate, they changed it in 1976 to 500,000 units (copies) for gold, and a million units for platinum.Isn't Platinum awarded for one million in sales for an LP. I think the requirements (singles and albums) were changed in the mid seventies
To expand on the gold-records thing a bit -- Gold and platinum awards aren't made automatically, the record company has to apply for them. There are hundreds of "old" albums that reached the milestone in sales to qualify for a gold or platinum record award, but if the record company doesn't submit the required paperwork, the award isn't given out.If "Ticket To Ride" actually exceeded 500,000 units in the United States it should have been certified Gold if I'm not mistaken?