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The Go-Gos "We Got The Beat" IRS Records award

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The Go-Gos "We Got The Beat" IRS Records label "gold" single award. The first single from the album that broke the group worldwide was released on Jan. 16, 1982 from their debut Beauty And The Beat. While this is not a RIAA award, the single was in fact certified Gold for  by the RIAA in May 1982. The single reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and also went to #3 in Canada.   

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Item Highlights:

  • IRS Records label "gold" one million sold single award
  • In VG condition
  • Award dates from about 1982
  • Presented to records label executive
    Letter of provenance included
  • Award measures approx. 13" x 17"
  • Great collector's item for fan of The Go-Gos
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This is an IRS Records label award that would have been manufactured around 1982 making it around 42 years old. It is presented to Dana Morris, who was at the time promotion executive who worked with numerous record labels. A notarized letter of provenance from the recipient is included with this award (see image).

The award is in VG condition with all original components. It has some typical mars and scratches on the frame. It has its' original Dejay Products manufacturer sticker on its' backing paper.

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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.

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.

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