RIAA Gold LP award for Rod Stewart's Foot Loose & Fancy Free album presented to and signed by Rod Stewart band drummer/songwriter and Vanilla Fudge member Carmine Appice. This album was released on Nov. 4, 1977 and the album was certified Platinum by the RIAA on Dec. 20, 1977 for 1 million copies sold.
The album included charting hits "Hot Legs", "I Was Only Joking" and the top 5 "You're In My Heart (The Final Acclaim)". The album peaked at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. By 1984 the album was certified 3x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA.
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- RIAA Platinum serial number hologram album award
- Presented to Rod Stewart/Vanilla Fudge drummer and songwriter Carmine Appice
- Signed by Carmine Appice in silver paint pen
- In Excellent condition with original manufacturer sticker
- First presentation award from sometime after 1998
- Award measures approx. 17" x 21"
- Beautiful collector's item for a Rod Stewart or Carmine Appice fan
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Detailed Item Description: This is a RIAA Platinum serial numbered bar hologram award that would have been manufactured sometime in 1998. It is presented to Carmine Appice, drummer and songwriter in Rod Stewart's band who played on this album. Appice is also a founding member of Vanilla Fudge and has recorded with Pink Floyd, Beck, Bogert and Appice, Ted Nugent and Paul Stanley of KISS. Appice also co-wrote some of Rod Stewart's hits, such as "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy" and "Young Turks".
Appice has also signed the award in the top right corner in silver paint pen, adding "You Rock" in the top left corner. The award is in Excellent condition with only a very, very minor scratch on the frame and it has its original Ill Eagle Enterprises manufacturer's sticker on the rear.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com