RIAA Gold Album award for Stone Free: A Tribute To Jimi Hendrix. This album, which featured Hendrix classics performed by a variety of well-known artists including Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, Slash, Jeff Beck, Chris Cornell, The Cure, Pretenders and others, was released on Nov. 9, 1993. It was certified Gold by the RIAA on Jan. 12,1994 for 500,000 copies sold.
All of Jimi Hendrix's classic hits were covered on the album, from "Purple Haze" to "Hey Joe" to "Are You Experienced?" but also some lesser known gems as well. Eric Clapton performed the title track along with Nile Rodgers, Bernard Edwards and Tony Thompson, the three original members of Chic, It became the last recording on which all three played together with the passing of Edwards in 1996.
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- RIAA "R hologram" Gold award with CD and album artwork
- In Excellent condition
- First presentation award from 1994
- Presented to record executive Michael Ostin
- Has all original components and backing paper
- Award measures approx.17" x 21"
- Great collectors item
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Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Gold award that would have been manufactured in 1994 when this "R hologram" style of RIAA award was made (1990-97). That makes this award approx. 25 years old.
The award is in excellent condition with original backing paper. While it has fallen off, there is adhesive residue marking the spot of what would appear to be a Fitzgerald Hartley manufacturer's sticker. It was presented to Michael Ostin, who was President of Dreamworks Records from 1996-2003.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com