Capitol Records combo award for Great White track "Once Bitten, Twice Shy" and their ...Twice Shy album. Released on April 19, 1989, the single was certified Gold for 500,000 copies sold on July 26, 1989, and their album was certified 2x Multi-Platinum in 1989. (Note: This is not a RIAA award). The single is a cover of the Ian Hunter 1975 original and it peaked at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #6 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.
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- Capitol Records sales award for Great White's ...Twice Shy album and hit single "Once Bitten, Twice Shy"
- In Excellent condition
- Award made around 1989
- Presented to radio personality and executive
- Letter of provenance included
- All original with manufacturer sticker
- Award measures approx. 31" x 24"
- Great collectors item for any Great White fan
- FREE insured shipping to continental U.S. (great deal on this large award)
- International shipping available
Detailed Item Description: This large and impressive Capitol Records award celebrates the success of Great White's 1989 single "Once Bitten, Twice Shy" and the album it appeared on. It is presented to well-known radio personality and executive Scott Shannon from Pirate Radio KQLZ Los Angeles, Z100 New York and many other stations. A letter of provenance from Shannon will be provided with purchase as seen in images.
The award was made around 1989-90 making this award approx. 33 years old. It is in Excellent condition and all original with Fitzgerald Hartley manufacturer sticker.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com