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Rolling Stones Love You Live RIAA Gold LP Award presented to Charlie Watts - RARE

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Rolling Stones Love You Live RIAA Gold LP Award presented to Stones drummer Charlie Watts. This double live album was released on September 23, 1977 and it was certified Gold just a month later by the RIAA on October 4 for 500,000 copies sold.

Recorded from 1975 summer Tour of the Americas shows in the U.S., 1976 Tour of Europe shows and performances at Toronto's El Mocambo club in 1977, it is chock full of Stones classics. The group was embroiled in some troubles at the time, and Richards said in his autobiography that he and Jagger disagreed so strongly about which tracks should be included that each simply chose one of the two discs to make their own. The album went to #5 on the Billboard Top 200 Pop Albums chart and #3 on the U.K. chart.

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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA Gold LP award with all proper components for the era: Gold frame, gold disc and gold info plate
  • In VG condition with wear on frame (see detail below)
  • First presentation award from 1977
  • Presented to Stones drummer Charlie Watts
  • Original award backing paper with manufacturer sticker
  • 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 approx. 17" x 21"
  • Beautiful and very rare collectors item for any Stones fan
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This RIAA Gold floater award is presented to Charlie Watts, the Stones drummer since 1963. A first presentation award that would have been manufactured in 1977 which makes this award 43 years old.

The award is in VG condition with some typical frame wear, some minor discoloration around the center of the gold disc and minor mars on the plexiglas. Its backing paper is original with New York Frame & Picture Co. manufacturer sticker.

Don't miss this very rare opportunity to get an original Rolling Stones RIAA award presented to one of the group's members.

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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