CRIA Platinum Album award for Rockin' On The Airwaves, a various artists release featuring hits from mainly rock artists from Canada including Loverboy, Triumph, Harlequin, Powder Blues Band, Trooper, Bruce Cockburn, Burton Cummings and more. Released in 1981, it was certified Platinum by the CRIA (Canadian Recording Industry Association) shortly thereafter.
The album contained classic Canadian rock hits such as "Turn Me Loose" (Loverboy), "Lay It On The Line" (Triumph), "The Boys In The Bright White Sports Car" (Trooper), "Innocence" (Harlequin) along with "Doin' It Right" by The Powder Blues band, the leader of which--Tom Lavin-- this award is presented to. A Platinum album in Canada represents 100,000 copies sold (in the country of 36 million people).
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- CRIA Platinum album award
- In VG to Excellent condition
- First presentation award from around 1982
- Presented to leader of one groups featured on the album
- Award measures approx. 16.25" x 20"
- Great collectors item for any Canadian rock or Powder Blues fan
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Detailed Item Description: This is a CRIA Platinum award that would have been manufactured in 1982 making it approx. 39 years old. This award is in VG to Excellent condition with original manufacturer's sticker. It has only very minor mars on its metal frame. A small portion of the backing card is cut away, but this has no effect on the award's appearance when hung.
The award is presented to Tom Lavin, singer/songwriter/guitarist/leader of the Powder Blues band, who are featured on the album with their track "Doin' It Right". The tune was a major hit in 1980 for Chicago-born Lavin's group, and helped the group win a Juno Award that same year. The award comes with Lavin's signed letter of provenance. Provenance letter can be seen in images.
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*CRIA sales data source: musiccanada.com