This RIAA Video Award for The Rolling Stones Rock And Roll Circus is presented to and was personally owned by the group's long-time bassist Bill Wyman. This longform video was released on Sept. 1, 1996 and was certified Platinum by the RIAA on March 27, 1997 for 100,000 copies sold, which this award celebrates. This was acquired in a sale that Wyman himself organized that included a large amount of his personal Stones memorabilia. Evidence that it came from this sale will be included with this item.
This classic concert occurred Dec. 11, 1968 when the Stones invented a unique idea to launch their new album Beggar's Banquet. The idea was to throw a concert on a circus-set stage with a circus theme, complete with all manner of oddities. Fortunately for the lucky few attendees at this affair, in addition to the Stones performance some of the oddities included special guest appearances by Eric Clapton, Marianne Faithfull, John Lennon, Mitch Mitchell, Yoko Ono, Taj Mahal, Jethro Tull, and The Who, most of whom joined the Stones in wearing circus-related costumes. Lennon and some others went by the pseudonym "The Dirty Mac". The show would also mark the last time that Brian Jones would perform with the Stones, since he tragically died seven months later. See image above for the RIAA sales certification data of this video release*.
Also check out a Rock and Roll Circus theme collage with autographs of all five 1968-era Stones, including the hard-to-find Brian Jones autograph, here.
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- RIAA Platinum RIAA "R hologram" longform video award
- In VG condition with only minor mars on the frame
- First presentation award from 1997
- Personally owned by and presented to Bill Wyman
- All original award with manufacturer sticker on backing paper
- Known as RIAA "R hologram" awards, they were made from 1990-1997
- Award measures 15.5" x 18.25"
- Beautiful and rare collectors item for any Rolling Stones fan
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Detailed Item Description: This RIAA Platinum Video award is a first presentation award that would have been manufactured in 1997 making it approximately 23 years old. This award is presented to "The Rolling Stones - Bill Wyman". Wyman was the group's bassist from 1962-1993. This award was purchased at a sale personally arranged by Wyman that featured many of his instruments, awards, and other personally-owned items and mementos from his illustrious career with the Rolling Stones and beyond.
This award is all original with Ill Eagle Enterprises manufacturer's sticker on its backing paper. It is in VG condition with only some mars on the frame.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com