Pointer Sisters "Slow Hand" Planet Records label award "gold" single award. This track was released in May 1981 and while this is not a RIAA award, the track was in fact certified Gold by the RIAA on Sept. 2, 1981 for one million copies sold (listed as "Slowhand"). Note: This is not a RIAA award.
The single went to #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It also went to #10 on the UK Singles Chart, becoming the group's first entry into the top 10 there. It also did well in many other world markets.
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- Planet Records label "gold" single 45 award
- In VG condition with only minor mars on frame and plexiglass
- Award dates from 1981
- Presented to radio personality and executive
- Provenance letter included
- Award measures approx. 13" x 17"
- Great collector's item for any Pointer Sisters fan
- FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
- International shipping available
Detailed Item Description: This is a label award that would have been manufactured in 1981 making it about 42 years old. It is presented to well-known radio personality and executive Scott Shannon from Q105, who also appeared on Z100 New York and many other stations. A letter of provenance from Shannon will be provided with purchase as seen in images.
The award is in VG condition with all original components. It has some very minor scratches and finish loss on the frame but the the gold 45 is bright and shiny. The backing paper has its' original Dejay Products label and a couple of minor tears have been taped to help prevent dust intrusion.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com