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Georgia Satellites debut RIAA Platinum LP Award presented to group's drummer

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RIAA Platinum album award for the Georgia Satellites debut album presented to drummer Mauro Magellan. Released on Sept. 17, 1986 and was certified Platinum by the RIAA on Aug. 24, 1987 for one million copies sold.

Containing the group's biggest hit, "Keep Your Hands to Yourself", which reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and which was nominated for a Grammy award, the album also contains a cover of the Rod Stewart and Ron Wood-penned song "Every Picture Tells a Story" and "Battleship Chains", which was also a minor hit. The album peaked at #5 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart and also did well in Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland, and the UK. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of the album*.

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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA Platinum Album award 
  • In VG condition
  • Award from 1987
  • Presentation to Georgia Satellites drummer
  • All original with manufacturer label
  • Award measures approx. 17" x 21"
  • Known as a RIAA "flower hologram"award, they were made from 1986-89
  • 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 Platinum album award that would have been manufactured in 1987, making it approx. 36 years old. The award is presented to the Georgia Satellites drummer Mauro Megellan.

It is in VG condition with minor wear to plexiglass and frame, except for a portion of the plastic frame covering that is missing on the bottom left of the frame (see image). This damage is not visible from the front. The award has its' original backing 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:

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