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Common Finding Forever RIAA Gold Album Award presented to Leslie West of Mountain

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RIAA Gold Album Award for Common album Finding Forever. The album was released on July 31, 2007 and by Oct. 25, 2007 was certified Gold by the RIAA for 500,000 copies sold. 

The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart and was nominated for three Grammy awards including Best Rap Album. It features many samples and this award is presented to Leslie West (1945-2020) of 1970s rock group Mountain, because Mountain’s track "Long Red" is sampled on “The People". The album also charted in numerous other music markets around the world.

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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA “serial number bar hologram” Gold album award with album artwork
  • In Excellent condition
  • First presentation award made in 2007
  • Presented to Mountain lead vocalist/guitarist/songwriter Leslie West
  • Has original backing paper and manufacturer's label
  • Known as a "RIAA bar hologram" award with a serial number hologram, they were made from 1998 to present
  • Award measures approx. 17" x 21”
  • Great collectors item for any Common or Mountain fan
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This RIAA Gold award is a first presentation award that would have been manufactured in 2007. It is presented to Mountain lead vocalist/guitarist/songwriter Leslie West.

It is all original with unopened backing paper, Ill Eagle manufacturer's sticker and all correct components. This award is in Excellent condition with only very minor mars on the plexiglass and frame.

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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.

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