RIAA Gold LP award for The Hooters Nervous Night. Released on May 2, 1985, the album was certified Gold on October 18, 1985 for 500,000 copies sold.
Fueled by singles "And We Danced", "Day by Day", "All You Zombies" the debut for the Philadelphia group took off after significant airplay for the tracks. The album went to #12 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. By 1994 the album was certified 2x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*.
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- RIAA Gold LP award
- In VG condition
- First presentation award from 1985
- Presentation to record label executive/CEO
- Original backing paper with manufacturer label
- Award measures approx. 17" x 21"
- Known as a "flower hologram" award they were made from 1986-1989
- Great collectors item for any fan of The Hooters
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Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Gold flower hologram award made in 1985 making it about 38 years old. It is presented to Al Teller, who headed Columbia Records from 1981 until 1985, later becoming president of CBS Records and Chairman/CEO at MCA Records.
The award is in VG condition with minor disc finish degradation around the label (see image), and minor mars on the frame and plexiglass. It has its' original backing paper and Dejay Products manufacturer sticker.
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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.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com