That's All Right Officially A Gold Record At Last

As part of the festivities at Sun Studio yesterday to mark the 50th anniversary of the recording of Elvis Presley's first single. That's All Right, BMG presented a gold record awards for the song to guitarist Scotty Moore and to the estates of Elvis Presley, bassist Bill Black and producer Sam Phillips. (Gold record listings here on Elvis.com will be updated shortly as a result.) Also specially recognized with a gold record award was original writer and recording artist for the song, Arthur Crudup. That's All Right was a regional hit. Not quite two years after its release, Elvis was a big star and he cranked out one monster hit after another. That's All Right continued to be available as a single for many years after RCA bought Elvis's Sun contract and long, long ago it had sold enough to earn gold status. But, with sales data not as carefully kept back then as it is now, BMG (owner of RCA) had a tough challenge in assembling official sales data to present to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) to get a gold certification. We applaud and congratulate BMG on a wonderful effort and a beautiful result. A most fitting tribute on an historic occasion. Elvis now has 149 different albums and singles that have been officially certified gold, platinum or multi-platinum by the RIAA.
Source: EPE - Elvis Presley Enterprises / Updated: Jul 7, 2004 

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Carol K. (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 8, 2004report abuse
Were you all as disappointed as I was at how much coverage the playing of the Golden Moment got on TV? Gee..I did see one interview on one of the morning shows, but never did see the advertised "DAN RATHER" interview with Scotty. Did anyone?? I only saw a little piece of coverage on "Access Hollywood" which is televised here at 4 am!! (I had to tape it!) Also, we all now know they advertised the Golden moment incorrectly!! It was played at noon Central Time, NOT noon Eastern Time! I almost missed here in Ohio!!
TCB4JEP (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 8, 2004report abuse
Thanks to any and every one who cared enough to get "That's All Right" the recognition it deserves! Pretty impressive that the rerelease of the original recording was the #1 selling single in America topping Jessica Simpson and is within 1,000 copies of being #1 in the U.K. bumping out Usher! The past few years have been a wonderful testament to the enduring love people have for Elvis that is keeping his music and memory alive nearly 27 years after his passing! I know a lot of people complain about the marketing Elvis receives these days, but we have to thank BMG for getting this done right!!
leannrimesfreak (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 7, 2004report abuse
your count is wrong on the riaa..Elvis has 190 Albums Gold or Platinum and 94 singles gold or platinum

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