RIAA Platinum LP award for Mötley Crüe's Dr. Feelgood album. Released as their fifth studio album on Sept. 1, 1989, it was certified Platinum by the RIAA on Nov. 2, 1989 for 1 million copies sold.
Both the title track and "Kick Start My Heart" became hits for the band and the album topped hit #1 on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart and #4 in the U.K. It also became their best-selling album to date. By 1997 the album has been certified 6x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*.
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- RIAA "flower hologram" Platinum album award with LP and cassette
- In Excellent condition with only a minor mar or two on frame and plexiglas
- First presentation award from sometime 1989
- Presentation to recording studio
- Comes with letter of provenance from previous music industry owner
- Backing paper has been changed since no manufacturer's sticker is present
- Known as a flower hologram award, which were produced 1986-89
- Award measures approx. 17" x 21"
- Great collectors item for any Crüe fan
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Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Platinum award that would have been manufactured in 1989. That makes this award approx. 31 years old. It is presented Cornerstone Recorders, a well-known L.A. recording facility. It is not known what exact role Cornerstone played in the project although Vince Neil is known to have recorded his 1995 solo release Carved In Stone there.
This award was acquired from a sale of items owned by L.A.-based music industry limo company owner Al Bowman and comes with his letter of provenance. His company worked with Mötley Crüe, Poison, CInderella and others.
This award is in excellent condition for a 31-year-old piece, with only a minor mar or two on the frame and plexiglass. The award has been rebacked.
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Notes on the condition of all vintage RIAA awards: 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.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com.