RIAA Gold Album Award for Harvey Danger album Where Have All The Merrymakers Gone? Released on March 23, 1998 the album went Gold for 500,000 copies sold on Feb. 3, 1999, which this hard to find award celebrates.
Single "Flagpole Sitta" received heavy music video airplay on MTV and VH-1, was used in popular film American Pie, and also later became the theme song for the British sitcom Peep Show. "Flagpole Sitta" the group's most successful track peaked at #38 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #3 on Modern Rock Tracks charts while reaching #57 on the UK Singles chart.
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- RIAA Gold award with gold record, album miniature and presentation plate
- In VG to Excellent condition
- Made in 1999
- Presented to record industry executive
- Original manufacturer's sticker on backing paper
- Known as a "RIAA bar hologram" award with a serial number, they were made from 1998 to present
- Award measures 16" x 20"
- Great collectors item for any Harvey Danger fan
- FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
- International shipping available
Detailed Item Description: This RIAA Gold album award is a first presentation award that would have been manufactured sometime in 2009 making this award approximately 12 years old. This award is presented to Jonathan Lev, a promotions and marketing executive who worked with rock, pop and alternative artists including Harvey Danger, Interpol, The Strokes, A Perfect Circle, Godsmack, Incubus, Nirvana, U2, Pearl Jam, Coldplay, The Red Hot Chili Peppers and many more.
The award is all original with Ill-Eagle Enterprises manufacturer's sticker on its back. This award is in VG to Excellent condition, with only a very minor mar or two on the frame and plexiglass.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com