RIAA Gold LP award for the Rolling Stones Their Satanic Majestles Request presented to Brian Jones. The album was released in December 1967 and certified Gold by the RIAA on Dec. 6, 1967 for $1 million worth sold. (Note: The RIAA spells the title wrong in their database, as Their Satanic Majesty's Request). Remember the Stones' Brian Jones (1942-1969) with this award.
The release included the hits "She's A Rainbow" and "In Another Land" and did well on the charts, hitting #2 on the Billboard 200 and #2 on the U.K. Albums tally. It was the only album of their first couple of decades self-produced by the Stones. The recording was fairly experimental and included Brian Jones playing a wide variety of instruments including Mellotron, flute, saxophone, vibraphone, jew's harp, organ, electric dulcimer, recorder, and harmonica, and also string arrangements from John Paul Jones, who had yet to join Led Zeppelin.
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- RIAA Gold LP award with white matte, gold disc, album miniature, and gold info plate
- In VG condition
- First presentation award made around 1967-68
- Presented to the Rolling Stones' Brian Jones
- Original backing paper
- "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 very rare collector's item for any Stones fan
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Detailed Item Description: This RIAA Gold LP award is presented to Brian Jones, the group's multi-instrumentalist who tragically died accidentally at the young age of 27. It is a first presentation award made sometime between 1967-68, making it about 55 years old.
For a 50+ year-old award it is in VG condition. There are some typical, but notable scratches on the frame, and some very minor spotting on the matte and presentation plate. The gold record, record label and album miniature are in excellent condition. The backing paper appears original although it is cut on three sides (remaining as originally attached at bottom) and has tears that have been repaired with tape to help prevent dust intrusion. There is adhesive residue in a size, shape and location consistent with the correct New York Frame & Picture Co. sticker.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com