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Bob Welch French Kiss 1978 CRIA Platinum Album Award

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CRIA 1978 Platinum Album award for Bob Welch album French Kiss. Released on Sept. 16, 1977, It was certified Platinum by the CRIA (Canadian Recording Industry Association) on April 1, 1978. 

Former Fleetwood Mac member Bob Welch stayed connected to his former Mac bandmate Christine McVie on this, his first solo album. McVie's contributions were most visible on Billboard Hot 100 #8 hit single "Sentimental Lady", on which she sings a prominent vocal chorus coda line and plays keyboards. Fleetwood Mac's Lindsay Buckingham and Mick Fleetwood also appear. Powered by that track and "Ebony Eyes", the album hit #13 on the Canadian RPM Album chart and #12 on the U.S. Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. A Platinum album in Canada represents 100,000 copies sold (in a country of then 36 million people). See image above for CRIA sales certification of this album*. 

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Item Highlights:

  • CRIA Platinum album award
  • In VG condition
  • First presentation award from 1978
  • Presented to record executive
  • Award measures approx. 16.25" x 20"
  • Great collectors item for any Bob Welch or Fleetwood Mac fan
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • US$30 shipping to Canada (email us at to purchase)
  • Other international shipping available 

Detailed Item Description: This is a CRIA Platinum award that would have been manufactured in 1978 making it approx. 45 years old. The award is presented to Bob Rowe, who was national sales director with Capitol EMI (Canada) at the time.

The award is in VG condition with minor scratches on its metal frame and slight mars on the right edge of the matte.

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Notes on the condition of all vintage 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. 

*CRIA sales data source:

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