RIAA Gold LP white matte award for the Rolling Stones Between The Buttons album presented to Brian Jones. This album was released on January 20, 1967 and quickly certified Gold by the RIAA on Feb. 24, 1967 for $1 million worth sold.
The album that brought the world the Stones classics "Ruby Tuesday" and "Let's Spend The Night Together", became one of the group's most highly acclaimed albums and one of the last to feature Brian Jones, whose untimely death occurred in mid-1969. Jones, who had previously mainly played guitar on Stones recordings, expanded his range by contributing parts on organ, marimba, vibraphone, and kazoo. The album reached #2 on the Billboard Top LPs chart and #3 on the U.K. Top Albums chart. See image above for the RIAA sales certification of this album*.
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- RIAA Gold LP award with white matte, gold disc, album miniature, and gold info plate
- In Good condition
- First presentation award made in 1967
- Presented to Brian Jones (1942-1969)
- Unopened back with original New York Frame & Picture Co. manufacturer sticker
- "White matte" awards (obviously so-named due to the white matte used) were made from from 1964-1974
- RIAA white matte awards numbered only 5-25 plaques worldwide for any given single/album.
- Award measures approx. 17.25" x 21.75"
- Beautiful and very rare collector's item for any Rolling Stones fan
- FREE U.S. and WORLDWIDE insured shipping on this item (see details in red above and please also note all conditions related to international shipments here)
Detailed Item Description: This RIAA Gold LP white matte award would have been made in 1967. The award's most spectacular feature is undoubtedly that it is presented to the late Stones co-founder and multi-instrumentalist Brian Jones.
The award is approx. 55 years old and is in Good condition, especially considering its age. Based on the incorrect grain of the backing paper, it appears to have been restored at some point but contains all original components. There is some typical but fairly significant frame wear, a tarnished presentation plate, and minor residue on the record label, but overall the award presents as a fine piece of history. Its' original New York Frame & Picture Co. sticker is present, although it is suspected to have been replaced onto new backing paper at some point.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com