UK 1986 Platinum Vertigo Records label award for Bon Jovi's Slippery When Wet album. This, the New Jersey crew's third studio album, was a smash success with its songs always on the radio in the 80s (and today). Spawning the hits "Livin' On A Prayer", "You Give Love a Bad Name", and "Wanted Dead or Alive" the album topped the Billboard Top 200 Album chart for eight weeks and went to #6 on the UK Album chart.
The album achieved BPI 3x Platinum certification in the UK, and by 1995 the album was certified 12x Multi-Platinum for U.S. sales by the RIAA. (Note: This is neither a BPI or RIAA award).
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- UK Vertigo Records Platinum LP award recognizing "60,000" copies sold
- In Good to VG condition
- Award dated 1986
- Presented to Bon Jovi tour manager
- Measures approx. 16" x 20"
- Great collector's item for any Bon Jovi fan
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Detailed Item Description: This is a UK "platinum" record award dated 1986 for this Bon Jovi album which was released on the Vertigo label in the UK. It is presented to Rich Bozzett, who was Bon Jovi's tour manager from 1983-89.
This award is 36 years old and it Godod to VG condition with some fairly minor scratches on the frame and plexiglass and a bit of spotting on the record disc. It has its' original Century Framing manufacturer sticker on its' back.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com