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Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe RIAA Gold Album Award

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RIAA Gold Album Award for Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe self-titled album. Released on June 20, 1989 it was certified Gold by the RIAA for 500,000 copies sold later that year on August 30. Hard to find award for this single album super group.

Yes lead vocalist Jon Anderson joined with 1971-72 Yes and King Crimson alums Bill Bruford, Steve Howe, Rick Wakeman and also bassist Tony Levin to form this short-lived group. They scored a hit with single "Brother Of Mine", which reached #2 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. Interesting trivia: Unable to use the Yes name for legal reasons, the group had Arista Records assign catalog number 90126 to the release, signaling it as Yes's follow up to their 1983 album 90125. The album reached #30 on the Top 200 Albums chart. >See image above for RIAA sales certification of the album*.

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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA Gold Album award
  • In VG to Excellent condition
  • First presentation award made in 1990
  • Presented to record promotion executive
  • Letter of provenance included
  • Has original backing paper and manufacturer's label
  • Known as a RIAA "R hologram" award, they were made from 1990-97
  • Award measures approx. 17" x  21”
  • Great collectors item for any fan of Yes or King Crimson
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This RIAA Gold Album award is a first presentation award that would have been manufactured in 1990, making it approx. 34 years old. It is presented to Sean Coakley, an independent record promoter that worked with many record labels and who had also worked for ATCO/Atlantic and Arista Records. A notarized letter of provenance from the recipient is included with this award (see image).

This award is in VG to Excellent condition with only very minor mars on the plexiglass and frame. It is all original with unopened backing paper and a Creative Glassics 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.

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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