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Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds "Fallin' In Love" RIAA Gold Single Award

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RIAA Gold 45 award for Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds hit "Fallin' In Love", which was released in May 1975. The 45 rpm single was certified Gold by the RIAA on Sept. 12, 1975 for 500,000 copies sold.

Penned and sung by group member Dan Hamilton (written with Ann Hamilton), the track became a #1 hit on all of the Billboard Hot 100, Adult Contemporary and RPM charts. It also charted in a couple of dozen other countries around the world, but became the only #1 pop charts hit for the Playboy Records label, which operated from 1949 to its' closing in 1978. Remember Dan Hamilton (1946-1994) with this award.

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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA Gold 45 award with all proper components for the era: Gold frame, gold disc and gold info plate
  • First presentation award from 1975
  • Presented to record executive
  • In Excellent condition 
  • Original backing paper with manufacturer label
  • Known as a "floater" award because the components appear to "float" above the matte, they were made from 1975-1981
  • RIAA "floater" awards numbered only 25-50 plaques worldwide for any given single/album
  • Award measures 13" x 17"
  • Great collector's item for any Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds fan 
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Gold award that would have been manufactured in 1975. That makes this award approximately 48 years old. It is presented to Eli Bird, who was Director of Marketing & Sales at Playboy Records at the time and who also worked at other record labels including United Artists and Liberty. 

The award is in VG condition, with only some typical scratches and mars on the frame and a slightly faded matte. It has its original backing paper with Creative Glassics manufacturer label.

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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.

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

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