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Jefferson Starship No Protection RIAA Gold LP Award

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RIAA Gold LP award for Jefferson Starship's No Protection album which was released in June 29, 1987 and certified Gold by the RIAA on Nov. 5, 1987 for 500,000 copies sold.

Featuring the singles "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now", which was in the feature film Mannequin and hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, and "It's Not Over ('Til It's Over)" and "Beat Patrol" which also charted. The album rose to #12 on both the Billboard album chart in the U.S. and the Canadian chart. 

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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA Gold LP award 
  • First presentation award from 1987-88
  • Presented to record executive/former Zombies guitarist
  • In VG condition 
  • Known as a RIAA "flower hologram" award, they were made from 1986-1989
  • Award measures approx. 17" x 21"
  • Great collectors item for a Jefferson Starship 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 1987, making it 36 years old. The award is presented to A&R executive and original Zombies guitarist Paul Atkinson (1946-2004). Atkinson was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2019 as a member of the Zombies and, in addition to the Starship, also worked with Elton John, ABBA, Mr. Mister, Judas Priest and others.

The award is in VG condition with only typical frame wear and a few mars on the plexiglass. It has the its' original manufacturer sticker attached on it's backing paper from Fitzgerald Hartley.

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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, record retailers, 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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