RIAA Platinum album award for Molly Hatchet album Flirtin' With Disaster. Released on Sept. 1, 1979, the album was certified Platinum by the RIAA on Feb. 22, 1980 for one million copies sold. Remember original Molly Hatchet members Danny Joe Brown, Bruce Crump, Dave Hlubek, Steve Holland, Duane Roland, and Banner Thomas, who played on this album and all of whom have passed away.
Featuring the classic title track, which peaked at #42 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, along with "Whiskey Man", this became the group's most successful album. It rose to #19 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart and paved the way for the group to tour with many top rock acts, from AC/DC and Aerosmith to Journey, Def Leppard and more. By 1986 the album was certified 2x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*.
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- RIAA Platinum LP award
- VG condition with original manufacturer sticker
- First presentation award from 1979
- Presentation to album producer
- Award measures approx. 17" x 21"
- Known as a RIAA "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
- Great collectors item for any Molly Hatchet fan
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Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Platinum album award from 1980. That makes it approx. 42 years old. It is presented to Tom Werman, who produced this album, along with others from REO Speedwagon, Ted Nugent, Motley Crue, Cheap Trick, Twisted Sister, Poison, Jeff Beck, Poison and more.
It is VG condition with typical frame wear and a faded matte. The award's backing paper is original and complete with Creative Glassics manufacturer sticker.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com