RIAA Gold Album Award for Sly & The Family Stone album There's A Riot Goin' On. The album was released on November 1, 1971 and by November 8, 1971 was certified Gold by the RIAA.
Singles off the album included #1 Billboard Pop Single chart track "It's A Family Affair" along with "Runnin' Away". The album went to #1 on the Billboard Pop Album and Soul Album charts. By 2001 the album was certified Platinum by the RIAA for one million copies sold. See image above for RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*.
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- RIAA “serial number bar hologram” Gold album award
- In VG condition
- Award made between 1998-2000
- Presented to Sly Stone
- Has original backing paper and manufacturer's label
- Known as a "RIAA bar hologram" award with a serial number hologram, they were made from 1998 to present
- Award measures approx. 17" x 21”
- Great collectors item for any Sly & The Family Stone fan
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Detailed Item Description: This RIAA Gold award would have been manufactured between 1998-2000 while the album remained in RIAA Gold certified status (it went Platinum in 2001). It is presented to Sly Stone himself.
It is all original and in VG with some scratches on the corners of the Gold brushed metal frame and mars on the plexiglass. It has its original Ill Eagle Enterprises manufacturer's sticker and all correct components.
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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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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com