This Heart Dreamboat Annie RIAA Gold Record Award is a very special piece of music memorabilia from the 1970s. According to the plaque in the bottom right corner, Presented To / Don Anti / To Commemorate the Sale of More Than / 500,000 Copies of the / Mushroom Records / Long-Playing Record Album /’Dreamboat Annie’. ” Measures 16 ¾” x 20 ¾. In Very Good condition, with some wear to frame. Heart was and is a truly special band led by Ann & Nancy Wilson. These two amazing ladies were rock-n-roll trailblazers as a result of their talent, vision, strength and courage. They created music together when it was difficult for two women to do so in the music industry, which was dominated by male performers leading bands. The recipient of the award, Don Anti, served as a record executive. Heart later had a well-publicized business dispute with Mushroom Records, the label that released the LP, which makes this award all the more interesting and rare. Ann & Nancy were not afraid to take on Mushroom Records when they felt they had been wronged. Ann & Nancy prevailed and the rest, as they say, is rock history. Therefore, this award is particularly meaningful in that it is a special reminder of the guts that Heart had to kick some ass when they were treated poorly and with disrespect. Way to go, Ann & Nancy! Is the debut studio album by American rock band Heart. At the time, the band was based in Vancouver, British Columbia; the album was recorded in Vancouver and first released in Canada by the local label Mushroom Records. It was released in the United States on February 14, 1976, through the subsidiary of Mushroom Records in Los Angeles. The album contains three commercially successful singles, two of which became staples on FM radio. The success of the album indirectly led to a break between the band and label. The first cracks appeared when the group tried to renegotiate their royalty rate to be more in keeping with what they thought a platinum band should be earning. The relationship broke down completely when the label bought a full-page ad in Rolling Stone mocked up like a National Enquirer front page. The ad used a photo similar to the one on the. Album cover, showing Ann and Nancy back to back with bare shoulders. The caption under the photo read “It Was Only Our First Time”. The band had not been consulted and was furious with the double meaning of the caption. In the 1980s, after Mushroom Records folded, Capitol Records. Acquired the rights to the album and re-released it in 1986. The item “Rare Heart Dreamboat Annie RIAA Gold Record Award Mushroom Records Label” is in sale since Thursday, August 27, 2020. This item is in the category “Entertainment Memorabilia\Music Memorabilia\Rock & Pop\Artists H\Heart”. The seller is “winning.bid” and is located in Calabasas, California. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Artist/Band: Heart