BVMI (Bundesverband Musikindustrie "German Federal Music Industry Association") Gold LP award for Rod Stewart's album Every Beat Of My Heart. Remember long-time Rod Stewart band guitarist Robin Le Mesurier (1953-2021) with this award that is presented to him. The album was released in 1986 and was certified Gold in Germany by BVMI. The measure for BVMI "gold" certification has changed over the years but at the time was 250,000.
The album featured hits including the title track along with "Love Touch", "Another Heartache", and "In My Life". It hit #4 on the German charts and also did well in Austria, Canada, the UK, Netherlands, U.S., and other countries.
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- BVMI Gold LP award with gold tone metal frame, "gold" disc, BVMI official logo on gold tone metal presentation plate, and metal German flag
- In VG to Excellent condition considering age
- First presentation award estimated to be from 1986
- Presented to Rod Stewart’s long-time guitarist
- Award measures approx. 17.5" x 17.5"
- Great Rod Stewart collector's item
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Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation BVMI Gold award that would have been manufactured around 1986 making it approximately 36 years old. It is presented to long-time Rod Stewart band guitarist Robin Le Mesurier, who played on this album. Le Mesurier also played on many Johnny Hallyday albums.
The award is in VG to Excellent condition, with only a few minor scratches on the frame and mars on the plexiglass. The back of the award shows some spotting and discoloration but frankly this is a good indicator that this award is indeed about 36 years old.
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