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Bad Company Holy Water RIAA Gold LP Award

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RIAA Gold album for Bad Company album Holy Water, which was released on May 24, 1990. The album was certified Gold by the RIAA for 500,000 sold on Dec. 5, 1990.

Fellow Brit Brian Howe joined founding members Mick Ralphs and Simon Kirke on this Bad Company release. Along with Terry Thomas and Felix Krish, the group produced several hit singles including the title track (#1 on the Billboard Album Rock Tracks chart) and "If You Needed Somebody" (#16 on the Billboard Hot 100). "Boys Cry Tough" and "Stranger, Stranger" also charted. The album went to #35 on the Top 200 Albums chart and by 1991 was certified Platinum by the RIAA for one million sold. See the image above for all the RIAA certifications of this album.* Remember Brian Howe (1953-2020) with this award.

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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA Gold album award with LP cassette and album miniature 
  • In VG to Excellent condition
  • Presentation to record executive
  • Original backing paper 
  • Known as a “R hologram” RIAA award, they were made from 1990-97
  • Award measures approx. 17" x 21”
  • Great collector's item for any Bad Company fan
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This is a RIAA Gold album award that would have been manufactured in 1990, making it approx. 32 years old. It is presented to Bruce Tenenbaum who was at the time in promotions at Atlantic Records (ATCO is a division of Atlantic).

The award is in VG to Excellent condition with only minor mars on the frame and plexiglass. The award has its original backing paper with sticker from Ill Eagle Enterprises. Security wall mounting hardware has been added to award back.

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Notes on the condition of all vintage record 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. 

*RIAA sales data source:

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