RIAA Gold LP award for Blue Öyster Cult album Fire Of Unknown Origin. Released on June 22, 1981, it was certified Gold by the RIAA on Nov. 19, 1982 for 500,000 copies sold.
The group's eighth studio album featured the hit "Burnin' for You", which reached #1 on Billboard's Album Rock Tracks chart. "Veteran of the Psychic Wars" was featured in the film Heavy Metal. The album itself reached #24 on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart and it also charted in Canada and the U.K.
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- RIAA Gold album award
- First presentation award from 1982-83
- Presented to radio industry executive
- In VG condition
- All original with manufacturer sticker
- Known as a RIAA "strip plate" award, they were produced 1982-85
- Award measures approx. 17" x 21"
- Great collectors item for any Blue Öyster Cult fan
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Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Gold award that would have been manufactured in 1982-83 making it approx. 40 years old. It is presented Kal Rudman, owner of a radio promotion publication.
The award is in VG condition with only minor mars on the frame and plexiglass, and a couple of small tears on the backing paper (taped to help prevent dust intrusion). The backing paper has a Creative Glassics manufacturer sticker.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com.