RIAA Gold LP award for Manfred Mann's Earth Band album The Roaring Silence. Released on Aug. 27, 1976, it was certified Gold by the RIAA for 500,000 copies sold on April 5, 1977.
The album is best known for including the group's major hit cover of the Bruce Springsteen-penned "Blinded By The Light". The track went to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and the album itself peaked at #10 on both the Billboard Top 200 chart and the UK album chart.
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- RIAA Gold LP award with all proper components for the RIAA "floater" era
- First presentation award from 1977
- In VG condition
- Presentation to record label
- Known as a RIAA "floater" award, which were produced 1975-81
- Award measures approx. 17.5" x 21.5"
- Great collectors item for any Manfred Mann fan
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Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Gold award that would have been manufactured in 1977 making it approx. 44 years old. It is a RIAA "floater" award presented to Warner Bros. Records.
The award is in VG condition with only minor wear on the frame. It has its original back with sticker residue of the correct size and shape of a New York Frame & Picture Co. manufacturer sticker.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com.