March 5, 1975

Physical Graffiti Ships Gold & Platinum (PR)

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March 5, 1975
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Physical Graffiti Ships Gold & Platinum (PR)

Swan Song Official Press Release: March 5, 1975

LED ZEPPELIN "PHYSICAL GRAFFITI"  ALBUM SHIPS  “GOLD” 
AND "PLATINUM"

SIXTH CONSECUTIVE SUCH TRIUMPH FOR  GROUP:
MORE THAN TEN MILLION DOLLARS RETAIL BUSINESS ASSURED
 
[March 5, 1975] Led Zeppelin's new album, "Physical Graffiti, a two- record set on Zeppelin's Swan Song label was immediately certified by the RIAA as a gold album upon its first shipments, it was announced today by Swan Song Vice-President Danny Goldberg.
 
Physical Graffiti," the first Zeppelin album on Swan Song thus became the first certified "gold" album on an Atlantic Records distributed label since the inauguration of the new' RIAA standards for °gold": in excess of 500,000 units. Since advance shipments were actually in excess of 1,000,000 units, the album immediately earns the categorization of "platinum". Physical Graffiti," thus becomes the sixth consecutive Led Zeppelin album to go "gold” and "platinum".
 
With a retail price of $11.98, the initial orders alone indicate a total retail gross sale of more than ten million dollars. Jerry Greenberg, President of Atlantic Records said, "No album in Atlantic history has ever generated so many immediate sales." Atlantic distributes Swan Song.

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