RIAA Gold LP award for Rod Stewart's Foolish Behaviour, which was released on Nov. 21, 1980 and the album was certified Gold® by the RIAA on Jan. 14, 1981 for 500,000 copies sold. It is presented to Carmine Appice, drummer/songwriter on the album and also an original member of Vanilla Fudge.
The album included charting hits "Passion", "My Girl" and "Somebody Special". The album peaked at #12 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart and #4 U.K. Albums chart. By a month or two later in 1981 the album had been certified Platinum by the RIAA.
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- RIAA Gold LP award with all proper components for the era: Gold colored frame, gold disc and gold presentation plate
- In VG to Excellent condition with a few minor scratches on frame
- First presentation award from sometime in the 1981 time frame
- Presented to Rod Stewart/Vanilla Fudge drummer Carmine Appice
- Appears to have been re-backed but all original components seem intact
- Known as a "floater" award because the components appear to "float" above the matte, they were made from 1975-1981
- RIAA "floater" awards numbered only 25-50 plaques worldwide for any given single/album
- Award measures 17.5" x 21.5"
- Beautiful collector's item for a Rod Stewart or Carmine Appice fan
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Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Gold award that would have been manufactured sometime in 1981 since this "floater" style award was produced from 1975-81. That makes this award approximately 38 years old. It is presented to Carmine Appice, drummer and songwriter in Rod Stewart's band and founding member of Vanilla Fudge, who also recorded with Pink Floyd, Beck, Bogert and Appice, Ted Nugent and Paul Stanley of KISS.
The award is in very good condition with all components intact. It has been re-backed but all internal components appear original and correct. This award has only a few scratches on the frame and a slightly faded matte. Note that these issues have a minimal effect on the appearance of the piece.
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Notes on the condition of all vintage RIAA 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.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com