RIAA Platinum album award for Charlie Daniels Band album Full Moon. Released on July 18, 1980, the album was certified Platinum by the RIAA on Nov. 7, 1980 for one million copies sold. Remember Charlie Daniels (1936-2020) with this award.
The group's eighth album featuring the hits "In America", "The Legend of Wooley Swamp", and "Carolina (I Remember You)". The release reached #11 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart and #5 on the Billboard Country Albums chart. By 1986 the album was certified 2x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this album*. (Note: RIAA data shows an incorrect release date for the album of Jan. 1, 1970)
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- RIAA Platinum LP award
- First presentation award from 1980
- Presentation to album producer
- VG condition
- Has been rebacked
- Award measures approx. 17" x 21"
- Known as a RIAA "floater" award because the components appear to "float" above the matte, they were made from 1975-1981
- RIAA "floater" awards numbered only 25-50 plaques worldwide for any given single/album
- Great collectors item for any Charlie Daniels Band fan
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Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Platinum album award from 1980. That makes it approx. 42 years old. It is presented to John Boylan, who produced the album, and who also worked with Boston, REO Speedwagon, and Little River Band.
It is VG condition with typical frame wear and a slightly faded matte. The award has been rebacked.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com