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Elton John Rock Of The Westies RIAA Platinum LP Award

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RIAA Platinum LP award for Elton John album Rock Of The Westies. The album was released on Oct. 4, 1975 and certified Gold the next day (Oct. 5) for 500,000 sold by the RIAA. However, it was not certified Platinum by the RIAA for one million copies sold until Mar. 23, 1993. This was clearly because the label had not submitted the sales records supporting one million units sold to the RIAA until '93.  

This legendary album spawned the hit "Island Girl" which hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. "Grow Some Funk of Your Own" reached #14 on the chart. The album itself became Sir Elton's sixth in a row to top the Billboard Top 200 chart. It also did well in many other countries, also topping the charts in Canada. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*. 

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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA Platinum LP award 
  • In VG to Excellent condition
  • First presentation award made in 1993
  • Presented to MCA Records
  • Original with manufacturer sticker
  • Known as a "R hologram" award were made from 1990-97
  • Award measures approx. 17" x 21"
  • Great collectors item for any Elton John fan
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Platinum award that would have been manufactured in 1993, making it approx. 30 years old. It is presented to MCA Records.

The award is in VG to Excellent condition with extremely minor frame and plexiglass mars. The award has its' original manufacturer sticker from Dejay Products.

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Notes on the condition of all vintage record 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: Our photos are zoomable so you can get a very good look. Do let us know if you want photos of any other details on our pieces and we'll be happy to provide. 

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