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Ray Parker, Jr. "Ghostbusters" Billy Ocean "Caribbean Queen" Arista/Jive combo award

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Ray Parker, Jr. "Ghostbusters" and Billy Ocean "Caribbean Queen (No More Love On The Run)" Arista/Jive Records label "gold" single combo award. This tracks were released in 1984 and while this is not a RIAA award, they were in fact certified Gold by the RIAA on Aug. 7 and Oct. 31, 1984, respectively, each for 500,000 copies sold. 

The singles both went to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and charted widely around the world. Ocean's track won him a Grammy award in 1985 for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance, making him the first British artist to win the category. Ray Parker Jr.'s track was nominated for an Oscar. 

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Item Highlights:

  • Arista/Jive Records label "gold" 45 singles award with gold colored frame, gold discs and gold presentation plate
  • In VG condition
  • Award dates from 1984
  • Presented to record promotion executive
  • Letter of provenance included
  • Award measures approx. 21" x 17"
  • Great collector's item for any Billy Ocean, Ray Parker, Jr. or Ghostbusters fan
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This is a two-single label award that would have been manufactured in 1984 making it 40 years old. It is presented to Sean Coakley, an independent record promoter that worked with many record labels and who had also worked for ATCO/Atlantic and Arista Records. A notarized letter of provenance from the recipient is included with this award (see image).

The award is in VG condition with all original components although it has been rebacked. It is not known what company manufactured the award. 

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Notes on the condition of all vintage record awards like this one: 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.

Finally, a word on photos: Our photos are zoomable so you can get a very good look. Do let us know if you want photos of any other details on our pieces and we'll be happy to provide.

*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com

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