Prince – ‘1999’ RIAA Gold Record Award, Presented to Warner Bros Exec. Who Signed Prince

An RIAA Gold Record Award for Prince’s album 1999.  This award was presented to Russ Thyret (1944-2021), the former Chairman and CEO of Warner Bros. Records, and the executive responsible for signing Prince to the label.  In 1976, while head of promotion for Warner Bros., Thyret heard Prince’s demo tape, and immediately recognized that the unknown artist had enormous potential.  After signing Prince, the two worked closely together for many years.

Recordmecca’s Jeff Gold is a former Executive Vice President/General Manager of Warner Bros., and worked closely with both Prince and Russ Thyret, and obtained this directly from Thyret’s estate.

An extraordinary Prince collectible from the collection of the Warner Bros. executive who signed him to his first recording contract.

With Recordmecca’s written lifetime guarantee, signed by Jeff Gold.

In overall excellent condition, with a few scuffs to the frame and plexiglass, and replaced backing paper.

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