RIAA Gold album award for the Beatles Live At The BBC album, which was released on Nov. 23, 1994. It was certified 4x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA a short time later on Feb. 3, 1995 for 4 million copies sold, proving the public's interest in new Beatles recordings had not waned.
The album consisted of 56 tracks recorded live in the studio for BBC programs in the early 60s. Thirty of the tracks had never before been released. It reached #3 on the Billboard Top 200 albums chart and #1 on the UK Albums Chart. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*.
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- RIAA "R hologram" Gold album award with gold record
- In Excellent condition
- First presentation award from 1995
- Presentation to Susan T. Epstein
- Original backing paper with manufacturer's sticker
- Award measures approx. 17" x 22"
- Beautiful collectors item for any Beatles fan
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Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Platinum award that was manufactured in 1995 making this award 24 years old.
This award appears to be completely unaltered and is excellent condition, complete with original Fitzgerald-Hartley manufacturer's sticker on back.
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Notes on the condition of all vintage RIAA 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.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com