RIAA Gold LP award for the Rolling Stones Sticky Fingers, which was released in April 23, 1971 and certified Gold by the RIAA on May 11, 1971 for $1 million worth sold.
The album became the Stones first to reach #1 on both the Billboard U.S. and U.K. album charts. It included the classics "Brown Sugar," "Dead Flowers", "Wild Horses", and "Can't You Hear Me Knocking". The album is in the Grammy Hall of Fame and on Rolling Stone magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list. It also was the first to feature the iconic tongue and lips logo of Rolling Stones Records, originally designed in 1970 by John Pasche. By 2000 the album would be certified 3x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA. See image above for all the RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*.
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- RIAA Gold LP award with white matte, gold disc, album miniature, and gold info plate
- In VG condition with some typical scratches on the frame
- First presentation award made sometime from 1971
- Presented to the group's label distributor Atco Records
- 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" x 21"
- Beautiful and rare collector's item for any Stones fan
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Detailed Item Description: This RIAA Gold white matte LP award is presented to Atco Records, distributor of the group's newly launched Rolling Stones Records label. This is a first presentation award made in 1971, making this award 49 years old.
This award is in Very Good condition, considering its age. There are a few mars and scratches on the wood frame and a few tears in the backing paper as is expected. It still however features its original backing paper with New York Frame & Picture Co. manufacturer sticker.
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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