RIAA Platinum LP award for the Eagles Live album. This was the group's first live album, released on November 7, 1980. The album was certified Platinum® by the RIAA on Jan. 7, 1981 for one million copies sold.
It was recorded across both the "Hotel California" and "Long Run" tours and also included a new track which hit #21 on the Billboard Hot 100, "Seven Bridges Road" a tune written and previously released by American musician Steve Young in 1969. It would be the last new Eagles track until the group reunited in 1994. The album rose to #6 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart in the U.S. and #24 in the U.K. By 2001 the album had reached 7x Multi-Platinum™ status. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*.
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- RIAA Platinum LP award with all proper components for the era: Platinum frame, platinum disc and platinum info plate
- In VG to Excellent condition with a few very minor scratches on frame and slight fading of the matte and album cover miniature
- First presentation award from 1981
- Presented to music industry executive Larry Vallon
- In VG condition with original backing paper and manufacturer's label still present, some mars on the frame and a few spots on the disc edge
- Known as a "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
- Award measures 17.5" x 21.5"
- Beautiful collectors item
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Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Platinum award that would have been manufactured in 1981, since this "floater" style award was produced from 1975-81 and this album was not certified Platinum until 1981.That makes this award 38 years old. The award is presented to Larry Vallon, a music executive with AEG Presents and other live concert promoters.
The award is in VG to excellent condition, especially considering its age, with original backing paper, intact Creative Glassics manufacturer label. The frame has some typical scratches and mars as has the plexiglas, plus the disc edge and label have a couple of discoloration spots, but overall an excellent appearing award.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com