RIAA Gold 45 award for Bonnie Tyler's "It's A Heartache", which was originally released on Nov. 4, 1977. The single was certified Gold by the RIAA on June 16, 1978.
The title track of her first album, it went to #1 in Australia, Canada, and many European countries, #3 on the Billboard Hot 100, and #4 on the UK Top Singles chart. The song was one of the first recorded by Tyler after she had undergone a surgical procedure to remove nodules from her vocal chords, leaving Tyler with a raspy voice.
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- RIAA Gold 45 award
- First presentation award from 1978
- Presented to record executive
- In VG condition
- Known as a RIAA "floater" award, they were made from 1975-1981
- RIAA "floater" awards numbered only 25-50 plaques worldwide for any given single/album
- Award measures 13" x 17"
- Beautiful and rare collector's item for any Bonnie Tyler fan
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Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Gold single award that would have been manufactured in 1978 which makes this award approximately 44 years old. It is presented to Jeff Naumann, who at the time was with RCA Records as a promotions executive.
This award is in VG condition, with only a some typical scratches and mars on the frame, although it has been rebacked.
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