RIAA Platinum LP award for the Rolling Stones Aftermath presented to Brian Jones (1942-1969). This album was released on June 1, 1966. While quickly going Gold by August 1966, the release interestingly was not certified Platinum by the RIAA until Oct. 20, 1989 for one million copies sold. This is likely because the label had not filed the paperwork with the RIAA until that time. This award was made with a posthumous presentation to original Stones member Brian Jones, who died tragically in 1969.
The album is notable in that it contained classic Stones hits including "Under My Thumb" and "Paint It Black", on which Jones notably contributed the sitar part. It topped the UK Top Albums chart and hit #2 on the U.S. Billboard Top LPs chart. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*.
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- RIAA "R hologram" Platinum LP award
- In VG to Excellent condition
- First presentation award from 1990
- Presented to Brian Jones
- Original backing paper and manufacturer label
- Known as a "R hologram" RIAA award, they were made from 1990-97
- Award measures 17.5" x 21.5"
- Fantastic collectors item for any Rolling Stones fan
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Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Platinum award that would have been manufactured in 1990. That makes this award approx. 30 years old.
This award is in VG to Excellent condition, with only a very minor mar or two on the frame. It is a rare award in that it is presented to legendary late Stones member Brian Jones. Artist presentations are considered the most desirable by collectors.
This award has its original back with Gold & Platinum Award Co. manufacturer sticker attached (a division of later 1980s/early 1990s RIAA award maker California Gold Record Co./CGR).
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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