On January 5, 1995, Micky, Davy, Michael, and Peter attended a ceremony at the Hard Rock Cafe in Hollywood. The group's first five albums had been recertified as platinum and multi-platinum sellers by the Recording Industry Association of America, and The Monkees were presented with the awards by Rhino Records founder Harold Bronson. At the ceremony, it was announced that The Monkees and Rhino were committed to such projects like a new Monkees album, a feature film, and a 30th Anniversary reunion tour.
In early 1995, The Monkees attended a ceremony at the Hard Rock Cafe in Hollywood that was hosted by Rhino Records. The first five Monkees albums had been re-certified by the RIAA for platinum and multi-platinum sales, and the group was presented with plaques to commemorate the occasion.
Harold Bronson, who along with Richard Foos founded Rhino Records in 1978, has been a longtime supporter of The Monkees. Rhino began releasing Monkees compilations in the early 1980s and eventually moved to reissue the original Monkees albums starting in 1985. The company later acquired the group's music and film library from Columbia Pictures in the early 1990s from Bob Rafelson and Bert Schneider. Despite Bronson's absence from the company since the early 2000s, Rhino has continued to treat the Monkees catalog with the utmost respect, issuing numerous box sets, rarities compilations, and more. In 2013, Bronson published The Rhino Records Story: Revenge of the Record Nerds. The photo above was taken at the 1995 platinum awards ceremony in Hollywood.
Another great video from the collection of Suzanne Gee...
In early 1995, The Monkees attended a ceremony at the Hard Rock Cafe in Hollywood that was hosted by Rhino Records. The first five Monkees albums had been re-certified by the RIAA for platinum and multi-platinum sales, and the group were presented with plaques to commemorate the occasion. Shortly thereafter, Rhino offered replica awards as a limited edition item.
Rich emailed some photos of his award, which can be seen below. It's labeled as #33 of 2500, and features a silver tone disc, dedication plaque, the band's autographs, and Monkees album cover reproductions. The piece measures 17.5" x 21.5" (including the frame).