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Pink Floyd ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ Plaque Sells at Auction

Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon RIAA plaque
RIAA plaque for Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon. Photo: Nate D. Sanders Auctions.

A plaque commemorating $1M in sales of Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon album sold at auction this week. The item, which had a minimum bid of $20,000, ultimately sold for $25,000.  The RIAA plaque, which was presented to and owned by founding band member and keyboardist Richard Wright, was accompanied by an LOA from Wright’s second wife, Franka.

The plaque reads:

“PRESENTED TO / RICHARD WRIGHT / TO COMMEMORATE THE SALE OF MORE THAN / ONE MILLION DOLLARS WORTH OF THE / HARVEST RECORDS / LONG-PLAYING RECORD ALBUM / ‘THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON’”.

Wright’s Platinum RIAA album for “The Wall” sold at auction in 2005 for over $ 40,000.
The Dark Side of the Moon stayed in the charts for 741 weeks from 1973 to 1988. It has sold an estimated 50 million copies and is one of the best selling albums of all time.

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