John Klingberg, American Bassist, 1945-1985


Albums and Bootlegs  •  RIAA Sales Awards  •  Charting Albums and Singles

Albums and Bootlegs

RIAA Sales Awards

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) awards certification based on sales figures. Moondance was certified Gold for more than 500,000 copies sold in November 1976; it was the only award that Klingberg received in his lifetime (the others were awarded posthumously to his children).


  • Gold - November 19, 1976
  • Platinum - October 13, 1986
  • 3x Multi-Platinum - May 1, 1996

The Best of Van Morrison contains two tracks on which Klingberg played, "Moondance" and "Domino."

  • Gold - October 17, 1990
  • Platinum - January 6, 1992
  • 2x Multi-Platinum - November 21, 1994
  • 3x Multi-Platinum - July 28, 1997
  • 4x Multi-Platinum - March 29, 2002

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Moondance gold sales award, 1976
Moondance platinum sales award, 1986
Moondance multi-platinum sales award, 1992
Best of Van Morrison multi-platinum sales award, 2002

Charting Albums and Singles

The remastered Moondance reached #68 on the Billboard Top Album chart in 2013. Van Morrison At The Movies, which includes "Domino", "Moondance", and "Into the Mystic", reached #35 in 2007. The Best Of Van Morrison, which includes "Moondance" and "Domino" reached #71 in 1991 and remained there for 191 weeks.

Curiously, "Moondance," one of Van Morrison's most famous songs, was not released as a single until 1977, and peaked at #92. Several of the songs from Moondance and Street Choir were top 100 singles the year after they were released, according to Billboard: