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George Harrison 1979 self-titled RIAA Gold LP Award

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  • RIAA Gold LP award for George Harrison's self-titled album released on Feb. 20, 1979. The album was certified Gold by the RIAA on May 8, 1979 for 500,000 copies sold.
    • It included hit single "Blow Away" and also "Not Guilty", a song that Harrison recorded originally in 1968 for the Beatles' White Album. The album peaked at #14 in the U.S. and #39 in the UK. Musicians appearing on the release included Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood and Gary Wright. 

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      Item Highlights:

      • RIAA Gold LP award with all proper era components: Gold frame, gold disc, gold info plate
      • In VG condition with a few very minor scratches on frame, slight matte and record label fading
      • First presentation award from around 1979
      • Appears to be original backing paper with original manufacturer's sticker
      • Known as a "floater" award because the components appear to "float" above the matte, they were made 1975-1981. Floater awards numbered only 25-50 plaques worldwide for any given single/album
      • Award measures 17.5" x 21.5"
      • Beautiful, rare collectors item for George Harrison fan
      • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
      • International shipping available

      Detailed Item Description: This RIAA Gold award for George Harrison's eponymous '79 solo album is presented to Dan Ralley. It is not known what role Ralley played in the creation or promotion of the record.

      This is a first presentation RIAA Gold award that would have been manufactured sometime 1979-81 since "floater" awards were produced from 1975-81 making this award approx. 40 years old. The award appears to be completely unaltered with original backing paper and New York Frame & Picture Co. sticker. It is in Very Good condition, with some wear on the frame particularly on the top rail.

      Interested in knowing more about RIAA awards and what makes them great to add to your collection? Read our article here.

      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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