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AC/DC Let There Be Rock RIAA Platinum Album Award

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RIAA Platinum album award for AC/DC's Let There Be Rock album, which was released on July 25, 1977 and by October 4, 1990 was certified Platinum by the RIAA. Hard to find Bon Scott-era AC/DC award.

This was AC/DC's fourth studio album, one of the last featuring original lead vocalist Bon Scott, and the last featuring bassist Mark Evans. While it didn't fare too well on the charts initially, today it is seen today as a classic, having spawned fan favorites "Let There Be Rock" and "Whole Lotta Rosie". While going Gold in 1980, this explains why it took a further decade to go Platinum. Today its' sales stand a 2x Multi-Platinum. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*. 

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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA Platinum Album award with all proper components for the era: Platinum record, cassette and CD.
  • In VG condition with a few very minor scratches on frame and minor spotting on lower inside area of plexiglas (see images) 
  • First presentation award from 1990
  • Presented to the group's label ATCO Records (an Atlantic Records label)
  • Unopened back although original manufacturer's sticker has fallen off
  • Known as a "R hologram" award, they were made from 1990-1997
  • Award measures approx. 17.5" x 21"
  • Great collectors item for any AC/DC fan
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Platinum award that would have been manufactured shortly after the certification date in 1990, making it approximately 29 years old. The award is presented to AC/DC's record label ATCO.

The award is in VG unaltered condition with only a few minor scratches on the frame and minor spotting on lower inside area of plexiglas (see images). While its original manufacturer sticker has fallen off, the unmistakable size and shape adhesive residue of an Ill-Eagle Enterprises sticker remains on the lower right of the back, indicating a high likelihood of a completely original, unopened award.

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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: 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: