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Henry Gross "Shannon" RIAA Gold Single Award

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RIAA Gold Single award for Henry Gross track "Shannon". The track, released in February 1976, was certified Gold for one million copies sold on June 18, 1976.

The track was written by Gross about the death of Carl Wilson's (Beach Boys) Irish Setter dog, who had been killed by a car. The song became an international success. It reached #6 on  the Billboard Hot 100 in 1976 and topped the charts in Canada and New Zealand, while also charting in numerous other countries. 

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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA Gold Single Award
  • In VG condition
  • First presentation award from 1976
  • Presented to artist manager
  • All original including backing paper
  • Known as a RIAA "floater" award, they were made from 1975-81
  • Award measures approx. 13" x 17"
  • Great collectors item for any Henry Gross fan
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Gold Single award that would have been manufactured in 1976, making it approx. 48 years old. It is presented to Art Robbins, who managed Billy Squier, Tears For Fears and other high profile artists. This award was acquired directly from family of the recipient.

The award is in VG condition considering its' age with only typical mars on the plexiglass and frame. The award has its original backing paper with New York Frame & Picture Co. manufacturer sticker.

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Notes on the condition of all vintage RIAA awards like this one: 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.

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