On This Day in 1969 – Elvis Presley’s ‘In the Ghetto’ is Certified Gold
Elvis Presley's 'In The Ghetto' was certified Gold on this day in 1969. It went Platinum in March of 1992. The song was written by Lubbock's own Mac Davis.
Eric Cartman from 'South Park' also did a famous version of the song. I would assume that Mac gets paid every time this version is played too: