On This Day August 11th in Rock & Roll History

On this day August 11,1958 the hit at the top of the Billboard Chart would become the very first rock and roll record to be awarded a gold record by the RIAA, the Recording Industry Association of America. The song is “Hard Headed Woman,” part of the soundtrack from Elvis Presley’s fourth movie “King Creole.”  The “Hard Head Woman” single, winner of the first “gold record,” is worth up to  $75.00 with its picture sleeve. The “King Creole” soundtrack album can fetch $400.00 in mono and $800.00 in stereo.

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