This is a EMI Records Australian Platinum record label award for the Rolling Stones Tattoo You album presented to and personally owned by Stones bassist Bill Wyman.
This award was acquired 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. Evidence that it came from this sale will be included with this item.
The Rolling Stones Tattoo You album was released on August 24, 1981 and contained worldwide hit "Start Me Up" along with "Waiting On A Friend" and more. This award recognizes sales "in excess of 100,000 units" in Australia and is dated November 1981. While no certification organization existed in Australia in 1981, this album is estimated to have sold over 200,000 copies there and was certified Gold by the BPI in the UK, 4x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA in the U.S. and Gold or Multi-Platinum in several other countries. (Note: This is not a BPI or RIAA award).
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- Double Platinum LP award from EMI Records Australia with two "platinum discs," black velvet matte, and silver "Australia shaped" presentation plate for the Rolling Stones Tattoo You album
- Presented to and personally owned by the Stones Bill Wyman
- In VG condition with some mars and scratches on frame and plexiglas
- Award dated November 1981
- Award measures approx. 26.25" x 20.25"
- One-of-a-kind collector's item for any Rolling Stones fan
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Detailed Item Description: This is a EMI Records Australia double "platinum" album award dated November 1981 for the Rolling Stones Tattoo You album. It is presented to Bill Wyman of the Rolling Stones and was personally owned by Wyman until mid-2020. Wyman was the Stones bassist from 1962 through 1993, playing on countless classic Stones albums and touring the world for three decades. He also released six solo albums from 1974-2015 and formed Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings in 1997, with which he has recorded six albums and toured.
This award is 39 years old but is in Very Good condition, considering its age. There are some mars and scratches on the brushed metal frame and some mars and fine scratches on the plexiglas. The presentation plate, discs, black cloth matte and album miniatures are all in VG to Excellent condition. There is minor lifting to one of the labels on the two discs.
Don't miss this is a rare opportunity to acquire an original record award for one of the Rolling Stones classic 1980s releases, complete with spectacular presentation and ownership by the Stones Bill Wyman himself.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com