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Foghat Energized RIAA Gold Album Award

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RIAA Gold album award for Foghat album Energized. The album was released in January 1974 and certified Gold by the RIAA on Feb. 26, 1975 for 500,000 copies sold.

Foghat's third studio album, its' best known tracks are likely their covers of "Honey Hush" and "That'll Be The Day". The blues-rock effort reached #34 on the Billboard Top 200 albums chart and #38 in Canada.  See image above for the RIAA sales certification of this album*. 

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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA Gold Album award
  • In VG condition
  • First presentation award from 1975
  • Presented to music industry booking agent
  • All original components, rebacked
  • Known as a "floater" award because the components appear to "float" above the matte, they were made from 1975-1981. RIAA "floater" awards numbered only 25-50 plaques worldwide for any given single/album
  • Award measures approx. 17" x 21"
  • Great collectors item for any Foghat fan
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Gold Album award that was manufactured in 1975 making this award 48 years old. The award is presented to Bill Elson, who was at the time a top music industry booking agent who worked with Foghat, Rush, Cheap Trick, UFO and many others.

This award's internals are all in VG condition with only minor mars on the frame and plexiglass. The award has all original components but has been rebacked.

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Notes on the condition of all vintage RIAA awards: Please do not buy this item if you want a brand new piece of memorabilia. These are historical artifacts from the year they were produced. As a result they may show signs of wear. Frankly, if you see a 20 to 50-year-old award purported to be in 100% perfect condition, it might be too good to be true. After all, an antique should have "good' wear. If not, you might want to question the piece.

As to where they came from, they could have been displayed in record label offices, recording studios, artist manager's offices, radio stations, private collector's homes and yes, of course, possibly the artist's or songwriter's home. Typically, we don't know all the places they may have been over the years other than what we've stated in the description.

Finally, a word on photos: Our photos are zoomable so you can get a very good look. Do let us know if you want photos of any other details on our pieces and we'll be happy to provide. 

*RIAA sales data source:

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