REO Speedwagon RIAA 2x Multi-Platinum album award for You Can Tune A Piano But You Can't Tuna Fish. The album, which was released on Jan. 30, 1978, was certified 2x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA on Oct. 25, 1990 for two million copies sold. Remember original REO guitarist Gary Richrath (1949-2015) with this award.
The group's seventh studio album, it became their first to break into the top 40 of the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart, peaking at #29. It was fueled by the classic REO hits "Time for Me to Fly" and "Roll with the Changes", which went to #56 and #58 respectively on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*.
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- RIAA "R hologram" 2x Multi-Platinum award
- First presentation award from 1990
- Presented to co-producer of the album
- All original with manufacturer sticker
- In Excellent condition
- Award measures approx. 17" x 25"
- Awesome collector's item for any fan of REO Speedwagon
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Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA 2x Multi-Platinum album award that would have been manufactured in 1990, making this award approx. 32 years old. It is presented to John Boylan, who was a co-producer on the album, and who also worked with Boston, Charlie Daniels, and Little River Band.
This award is in Excellent original condition with only very minor mars on the frame and plexiglass. It has its original Creative Glassics sticker on the backing paper.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com