The Doors – “13” RIAA Platinum Record Award, Presented to Manager Danny Sugerman

An original RIAA Certified Platinum Record Award for The Doors album 13, presented to longtime Doors associate and manager Danny Sugerman (1954-2005).

13 was the first Doors Greatest Hits album, and the only Doors compilation album issued during Jim Morrison’s lifetime.  It was released on November 30, 1970 and certified platinum on June 10, 1987.  This award dates from the time of the album’s certification.

Danny Sugerman met and began working for The Doors at the remarkably young age of 13, first handling their fan mail and organizing their clippings and scrapbook, and later writing press releases.  He was close to Jim Morrison, and after Morrison’s death, became Ray Manzarek’s manager, and then manager of The Doors, overseeing their catalog releases and legacy.

Sugerman wrote several books about Jim Morrison and The Doors, including the bestselling Morrison biography No One Here Gets Out Alive (co-written with Jerry Hopkins), The Doors: The Illustrated History, and his Doors-heavy autobiography Wonderland Avenue. He was also a consultant to Oliver Stone for the film The Doors.

We acquired this award directly from Danny Sugerman’s widow, Fawn Hall, and her signed letter of authenticity is included, as is Recordmecca’s written lifetime guarantee of authenticity.

As happens sometimes with awards in this era’s wood and plastic frames, the plastic had begun to delaminate, so we replaced the original frame with an identical original frame from another award of the same vintage.  So all of the elements are completely original and in excellent condition.

This is the final RIAA award we have for sale from Sugerman’s collection.  An extraordinary opportunity to obtain a genuine Doors record award with rock solid provenance.

[Note: In the past few years an abundance of fraudulent record awards have surfaced on Ebay and at auction houses; we strongly recommend avoiding any award that doesn’t come with provenance and a written lifetime guarantee of authenticity.]

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