RIAA Gold album award for Captain & Tennille's album Song Of Joy. Released on Feb. 27, 1976, the album was quickly certified Gold by the RIAA on March 10, 1976 for 500,000 copies sold.
The husband and wife duo of Daryl "Captain" Dragon and Toni Tennille released their second album on the heels of their successful 1975 debut effort. It featured three top 10 hits including "Muskrat Love", which reached #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, "Lonely Night (Angel Face)" which hit #3 and "Shop Around", also at #4. By later in 1976 the album was certified Platinum by the RIAA (in the first year that Platinum certification was launched by the RIAA). See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this album*.
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- RIAA "floater" Gold LP award
- VG condition with original manufacturer sticker
- First presentation award from 1976
- Presentation to "Captain" Daryl Dragon's brother Dennis
- Award measures approx. 17" x 21"
- 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
- Great collectors item for any Earth, Wind & Fire fan
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Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Gold album award from 1976. That makes this award approx. 46 years old. It is presented to "Captain" Daryl Dragon's brother Dennis Dragon, who was a musician himself as a member of the 1960s pop combo The Dragons and 80s surf band the Surf Punks.
It is VG condition with only typical frame wear. As often seen on A&M releases, it features a "Disc Award Ltd." gold disc, with its' distinctive dragon logo (ironic, no?) engraved in its dead wax area. Its' backing paper is original and complete with New York Frame & Picture Co. manufacturer sticker.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com