RIAA Gold LP award for Autograph album Sign In Please. Released on Oct. 9, 1984, it was certified Gold by the RIAA on April 1, 1985 for 500,000 copies sold.
Hit single "Turn Up The Radio" peaked at #29 on the Billboard Hot 100. It also received heavy airplay on MTV which helped drive the album to #29 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. It also sold well in Canada where it also achieved gold certification.
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- RIAA Gold LP award
- First presentation award from 1986
- Presented to record executive/former Zombies guitarist
- In Good to VG condition
- Known as a RIAA "flower hologram" award, they were made from 1986-1989
- Award measures approx. 17" x 21"
- Great collectors item for a Autograph fan
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Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Gold award that would have been manufactured in 1986, making it 37 years old. The award is presented to A&R executive and original Zombies guitarist Paul Atkinson (1946-2004). Atkinson was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2019 as a member of the Zombies and, in addition to the Autograph, also worked with Elton John, ABBA, Starship, Mr. Mister, Judas Priest and others.
The award is in Good to VG condition with only typical frame wear and a few mars on the plexiglass. This award has been rebacked.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com