RIAA Gold Single Award for Elton John's hit "Island Girl". Released in 1975, it was certified Gold by the RIAA on Dec. 4, 1975.
From Sir Elton's Rock Of The Westies album, "Island Girl" hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the U.S., #4 on the Canadian chart, #14 in the UK and the song also charted in several other countries in 1975. By 1995 the single had been certified Platinum by the RIAA. See image above for more RIAA sales certifications of the track*.
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- RIAA Gold single award
- In VG to Excellent condition
- First presentation award from 1975
- Presented to MCA Records
- Award measures approx. 13" x 17"
- Great collectors item for any Elton John fan
- FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
- International shipping available
Detailed Item Description: This is a RIAA Gold Single award that was manufactured in 1975, making it approx. 47 years old. The award is presented to MCA Records, Inc.
This award is in VG to Excellent condition with only very minor scratches on its frame and mars on plexiglass. It has its' original backing paper with New York Frame & Picture Co. manufacturer sticker, with some backing paper water staining that has neither damaged the black matte nor affected the front view of the award in any way.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com