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These displays of gold discs, gold records and photographs encompass an extensive range of bands and artists, offering a wide choice of musical genres for the collector to savour.
Perhaps the most noteworthy of the gold records on offer in the "J" sub-category is John Lennon's iconic, 1971 "Imagine" album. His 2nd solo album and considered the most popular of his solo works, "Imagine" was well received by critics and became a worldwide no.1. The title track became Lennon's signature tune and a plea for world peace. It reached no.3 in the USA and no.1 in the UK following his murder in December 1980. In 2003, Rolling Stone magazine named "Imagine" as no.76 in its list of "The 500 Greatest Albums of All-Time."
Country & Western fans are likely to be attracted to gold discs from two deceased country stars. John Denver's 1998 release, "The Best of John Denver," peaked at no. 9 in the UK album charts and achieved platinum certification. Similarly attractive is the "Unchained" album, by "The Man in Black," Johnny Cash. On the 1996 release, Cash is backed by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, with guest appearances from Mick Fleetwood and Lindsey Buckingham, of Fleetwood Mac, along with Flea, the bass player with the Red Hot Chili Peppers. "Unchained" was awarded a Grammy for Best Country Album.
"Axis: Bold as Love" by US hard rock guitarist, Jimi Hendrix seems a popular choice amongst the gold records in this sub-category. The December 1967 release peaked at no. 5 in the UK chart and subsequently at no.3 in the USA.
Another item likely to attract the attention of fans is Justin Timberlake's 2002 debut solo album, "Justified," featuring hit singles "Cry Me a River" and "Rock Your Body." The album peaked at no. 2 in the USA and sold in excess of 7 million copies worldwide.