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Georgia Satellites debut RIAA Gold Album Award

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Georgia Satellites RIAA Gold album award for their debut album. The album, which was released on Sept. 17, 1986, was certified Gold by the RIAA on Feb. 5, 1987 for 500,000 copies sold.

The Georgia group, fronted by lead vocalist Dan Baird, released their debut album and hit big with single "Keep Your Hands to Yourself" which reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100, Later in 1987 the album was certified Platinum for 1 million copies by the RIAA. See image above for all the RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*.

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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA "flower hologram" Gold award with LP and cassette
  • In VG condition
  • First presentation award from 1987
  • Presentation to music industry executive
  • All original components unaltered with original backing paper and manufacturer's label
  • Award measures approx. 17" x 21"
  • Awesome collector's item for any fan of the Georgia Satellites
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Gold album award that would have been manufactured in 1987, making it approx. 33 years old. It is presented to former Elektra Records Senior VP of Sales Kenny Hamlin.

The award's components and frame are in Very Good condition, with only minor mars on the frame and plexiglass. This award has its original back with Fitzgerald Hartley manufacturer sticker. 

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Notes on the condition of all vintage RIAA awards: 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. 

*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com