RIAA Platinum LP award for the soundtrack to the movie Fame, presented to artist/songwriter Lesley Gore. Released in May 1980, the album was certified Platinum by the RIAA on Sept. 15, 1982 for million copies sold.
Lesley Gore, who had a #1 hit with "It's My Party" in 1963 at age 16, also scored several other charting tracks in the 60s. By the 70s she was appearing on television, in films and also continued writing songs. She penned "Out Here On My Own" for the Fame soundtrack with her brother Michael and the tune was nominated for an Oscar for Best Original Song in 1981. She also co-wrote the track "Hot Lunch Jam" on the release. The album went to #7 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart and to #1 on the UK chart, along with performing well on many other charts around the world. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this album*.
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- RIAA "strip plate" Platinum LP award with platinum disc and presentation plate
- In VG condition
- First presentation award from 1982
- Presented to artist/songwriter Lesley Gore
- Has been rebacked
- Known as a "strip plate" award, which were produced 1981-85
- Award measures 17.5" x 21.5"
- Great collectors item for any Lesley Gore or Fame 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 1982 making it approx. 39 years old. It is presented to artist/songwriter/actress Lesley Gore ("It's My Party") who co-wrote two of the album's tracks. The award was acquired from the estate sale of Gore's lifetime of entertainment memorabilia.
It has been rebacked but all the internals appear both original and in good condition. The frame has some typical wear and there are a few minor mars on the plexiglass. The presentation plate design would indicate it is a New York Frame & Picture Co.-made award.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com.