BPI (British Phonographic Industry) Gold LP award for Queen album The Works presented to Queen bass player/songwriter John Deacon. The album was released in Feb. 27, 1984 and was immediately certified Gold in the U.K. by BPI on Mar. 15, 1984 for 100,000 copies sold.
The album featured hits "Radio GaGa", which went to #1 in 16 countries, "It's A Hard Life", "Hammer To Fall", and "I Want to Break Free". The album spent 94 weeks on the UK chart, the longest of any Queen album, and reached #2. In the U.S. the album peaked at #16 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. It was also top 10 in over 20 other countries. By May 1984 the album was certified Platinum by BPI. See image for BPI certification information.*
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- BPI Gold LP award with all proper components for the era: Gold metal frame, gold disc, album cover miniature, British flag and gold presentation plate with official BPI logo
- In VG condition
- First presentation award dated 1984
- Presentation to Queen member John Deacon
- All original award
- Award measures 16" x 20"
- Beautiful and rare collector's item for any Queen fan
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Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation BPI Gold award that would have been manufactured in 1984 making it approximately 38 years old. It is spectacularly presented to John Deacon, bassist of Queen from 1971-97. Deacon wrote many Queen hits including "You're My Best Friend", "Another One Bites the Dust", and "I Want to Break Free" on this album, and co-wrote "Under Pressure", "Friends Will Be Friends", "One Vision", "Stone Cold Crazy" and many other tracks.
The award is all original and in VG condition, with only a very few minor scratches on the frame and very minor red felt matte, UK flag and album miniature fading. The glass is clear. Someone has written "Well done!" and signed the back of the award. It is not known who this inscription is from but if one were to guess, it could be a record executive or someone from Queen's management.
Don't miss this terrific piece of Queen history, with a superb presentation to one of the legendary band's members.
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*BPI sales data source: bpi.co.uk