Epic France label award for the Spin Doctors album Pocket Full of Kryptonite presented to album producer, the late Frankie LaRocka. LaRocka (1954-2005) was also a drummer who played with many major acts. This unusual 1994 award recognizes 100,000 copies or "gold" ("D'Or") level sales in France of this release. Prior to becoming a producer, LaRocka had previously played drums with several artists including Bryan Adams, Bon Jovi, David Johansen, Scandal and John Waite. This award is in Excellent condition with one note: It's hard to say if the presentation plate is supposed to be antique-look or if it simply tarnished over time. Possibly it is the latter but it looks good in the award either way.
This album was a worldwide hit for the group, fueled by effervescent hit "Two Princes" which went top 10 in many countries and which drove the album to #3 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. Note that this is not a RIAA award.
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- Epic France label sales award for Spin Doctors Pocketful of Kryptonite
- Award features album art, CD and an antique-look gold metal presentation plate
- Presented to the album's producer
- Made in 1994
- In Excellent condition with only minor mars on frame and plexiglas
- Award measures approx. 11.5" x 11.5"
- Great collector's item for any Spin Doctors fan
- FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
- International shipping available
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