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Joe Walsh But Seriously Folks... RIAA Platinum LP Award

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RIAA Platinum LP award for Joe Walsh's fourth solo album But Seriously Folks..., which was released on May 16, 1978. The album was certified Platinum by the RIAA on Aug. 7, 1978 for one million copies sold. 

The album featured "Life's Been Good", which has become one of Walsh's signature songs and biggest solo hit, reaching #12 on the Billboard Hot 100. It powered the album to #8 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. The album also featured many of Walsh's future Eagles bandmates, including Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Don Felder and Timothy B. Schmit along with other notables including keyboardist Jay Ferguson and drummer Joe Vitale. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this album*. 

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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA Platinum LP award
  • In VG condition with some typical scratches and mars on frame
  • First presentation award from 1978
  • Presented to backing vocalist
  • Has been rebacked but otherwise all original
  • 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"
  • Beautiful collectors item for Joe Walsh fan
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Platinum award that would have been manufactured in 1978. This makes it 44 years old. The award is presented to Jody Boyer, who sang backing vocals on this album, along with several other Joe Walsh albums.

This award is in VG condition, with some typical scratches and mars on the frame. The award has been rebacked but all other components are original.

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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, 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.

Finally, a word on photos: Our photos are zoomable so you can get a very good look. Do let us know if you want photos of any other details on our pieces and we'll be happy to provide. 

*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com