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Rolling Stones Sucking In The 70s RIAA Gold LP Award - RARE

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Rolling Stones Sucking In The 70s RIAA Gold LP Award.  This, the Stones' fourth greatest hits compilation album, was released in April 14, 1981. The album was certified Gold by the RIAA on June 3, 1981 for 500,000 copies sold.

Hits on the album included tracks from 1974's It's Only Rock 'n Roll 1976's Black and Blue, 1978's Some Girls and 1980's Emotional Rescue, with highlight tracks being "Shattered", "Fool To Cry", "Beast Of Burden" and "When The Whip Comes Down". The album went to #15 on the Billboard Pop Albums 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 some wear on frame and very slight fading of the matte
  • First presentation award from sometime in the 1978-81 time frame
  • Presented to Atlantic Records, the company that distributed the Rolling Stones Records imprint label at the time
  • Appears to be an unopened back indicating an original award and the back also shows original manufacturer sticker residue, although the sticker is missing
  • 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 rare collectors item for any Stones fan
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This RIAA Gold award is presented to Atlantic Records, who distributed Rolling Stones Records releases.

This is a first presentation RIAA Gold LP award that would have been manufactured in 1981, since this "floater" style award was produced from 1975-81 and the album was certified Gold in '81. That makes this award 38 years old.

The award is in VG condition with some frame wear. Its backing paper appears unopened and original and sticker residue is present in the typical location and shape of a New York Frame & Picture Co. manufacturer sticker.

Interesting Union Jack engraved into "dead wax" area of gold disc (see image). All visible internal components appear original and unaltered. Has some wear on the frame showing some reddish primer through in areas and some typical scratches, along with a slightly faded matte (see photos).

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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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