Epic label "gold" award for R.E.O. Speedwagon's "Keep On Lovin' You". The track was released on Nov. 4, 1980 and while this is not a RIAA award, it was in fact certified Gold by the RIAA on March 16, 1981 for 500,000 copies sold.
From the album Hi Infidelity, the tune became the group's first #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1980. It also went to #2 in Canada and charted well in numerous other music markets worldwide. By April 1989, "Keep On Lovin You" had been certified Platinum by the RIAA.
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- Epic label "gold" single 45 award with all proper components for the era: Gold colored frame, gold disc and gold presentation plate
- In VG condition with a few minor mars on frame and plexiglass
- Award dates to 1981
- Presented to radio station
- Has original back with manufacturer sticker
- Award measures 13" x 17"
- Fantastic collector's item for any REO Speedwagon fan
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Detailed Item Description: This is a label award from Epic that would have been manufactured in 1981 making it 39 years old. It is presented to radio station WSGN.
The award is in VG condition with all original components including original backing paper with original Creative Glassics manufacturer sticker (Creative Glassics also made RIAA awards). This award has some typical minor mars on the frame and plexiglass but displays nicely on a wall.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com