CRIA double Gold Album award for the The Good Brothers Live. Released in 1980, it was certified Gold by the CRIA (Canadian Recording Industry Association).
The album contained the track "Hot Knife Boogie", which was recorded at Toronto's Horseshoe Tavern and featured The Powder Blues Band. Thus the presentation to Powder Blues Band founder and leader Tom Lavin. A Gold album in Canada represents 50,000 copies sold (in a country of 36 million people). This is special award that features two gold discs, one showing each of the two sides of the record.
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- CRIA Gold album award
- In VG to Excellent condition
- First presentation award from around 1980
- Presented to leader of one groups featured on the album
- Award measures approx. 30" x 20.25"
- Great collectors item for any fan of The Good Brothers or Powder Blues Band
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Detailed Item Description: This is a CRIA Gold award that would have been manufactured in 1980 making it approx. 41 years old. This award is in VG to Excellent condition with original manufacturer's sticker. It has only a very minor scratch or two on its metal frame.
The award is presented to Tom Lavin, leader of The Powder Blues band, who are featured along with The Good Brothers on the album on the track "Hot Knife Boogie". The award comes with Lavin's signed letter of provenance. Provenance letter can be seen in images.
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*CRIA sales data source: musiccanada.com