RIAA Gold LP award for Jefferson Starship's Gold album which was released on Feb. 6, 1978 and certified Gold by the RIAA on Feb. 9, 1979 for 500,000 copies sold.
Featuring the group's hit singles from the previous decade, tracks included "Miracles," "Love Too Good" and "Runaway". The tracks came from previous albums Dragon Fly from 1974, Red Octopus from 1975, Spitfire from 1976, and Earth from 1978. The album peaked at #20 on the Billboard album chart.
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- RIAA Gold LP award with all proper components for the era: Gold frame, disc and presentation plate
- In VG condition
- First presentation award from 1979
- Has original back with manufacturer sticker
- Presented to radio industry executive
- 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 approx. 17" x 21"
- Great collectors item for a Jefferson Starship fan
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- International shipping available
Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Gold award that would have been manufactured in 1979, making this award 42 years old. This award is presented to Dave Sholin, then Music Director at KFRC in San Francisco, who is also thanked on the album's liner notes.
The award is in VG condition and while there is typical frame wear and matte fading the album miniature, presentation plate and disc are in very good shape. This award also has its' original back with Creative Glassics manufacturer sticker.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com