RIAA Platinum Album award for Lita Ford's album Lita. This album was released on Feb. 2, 1988 and was certified Platinum on June 9, 1989 for one million copies sold.
The album, the third for the former Runaways lead guitarist, featured the hits "Close My Eyes Forever", a duet with Ozzy Osbourne which hit #8 on the Billboard Hot 100, and "Kiss Me Deadly" which peaked at #12. The tracks took the album to #29 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. See the image above for all the RIAA certifications of this release.*
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- RIAA Platinum album award
- In Excellent condition
- First presentation award from 1990
- Presented to record executive/former Zombies guitarist
- All original with manufacturer sticker
- Letter of provenance included
- Award measures approx. 17" x 21"
- Known as a "R hologram" award, they were made from 1990-1997
- Great collectors item for Lita Ford fan
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Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Platinum award that would have been manufactured in 1990 making it 32 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 Hornsby also worked with Elton John, ABBA, Mr. Mister, Judas Priest and others.
This award is all original with Fitzgerald Hartley manufacturer's sticker. The award is in Excellent condition with only minor wear on the frame and a few mars on the plexiglass.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com