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Boston Don't Look Back RIAA 4x Multi-Platinum Album Award - RARE

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RIAA 4x Multi-Platinum album award for Boston's Don't Look Back album, which was released on August 15, 1978 and by October 30, 1986 was certified 4x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA. Boston awards are quite rare.

Boston's follow up to their massive debut was also very successful. The album rose to #1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart and #9 in the UK. The title track became one of their most successful hits, rising to #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.  "A Man I'll Never Be" and "Feelin' Satisfied" went to #31 and #46 respectively on the Hot 100 tally. By 1996 the album was certified 7x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*. 

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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA 4x Multi-Platinum Album "flower hologram" award with disc and cassette
  • In Excellent condition 
  • First presentation award from 1986
  • Presented to MCA label Chairman/CEO
  • All original with manufacturer's sticker
  • Known as a "flower hologram" award, they were made from 1986-89
  • Award measures approx. 17" x 21"
  • Great collectors item for any Boston fan
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA 4x Multi-Platinum award that would have been manufactured in 1986 when this "flower hologram" style of RIAA award was made (1986-89). That makes this award approx. 34 years old. It is presented to Al Teller, who was MCA Records Chairman/CEO from 1988-95.

The award is in Excellent condition with its chrome frame and internals all in near perfect condition. The original Creative Glassics manufacturer sticker is also present on the award's backing paper. 

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Notes on the condition of all vintage RIAA awards like this one: 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: 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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