RIAA Gold LP award for Stephen Stills album Stephen Stills 2. Released on June 30, 1971 and was certified Gold by the RIAA on Aug. 26, 1971 for 500,000 copies sold.
In addition to "Change Partners", which hit #43 on the Billboard Hot 100, and the single "Marianne", which rose to #42. The Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia, along with Graham Nash and David Crosby guest on the album. It went to #8 on the U.S. and #22 in the U.K., along with chart success in numerous other countries. See image above for RIAA sales certification of this album*.
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- RIAA Gold LP white matte award
- In VG to Excellent condition
- First presentation award from 1971
- Presented to Stills' music publisher
- All original with manufacturer sticker
- "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"
- Great and rare collector's item for any Stephen Stills fan
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Detailed Item Description: This RIAA Gold award is from 1971 making it approx. 51 years old. It is presented to Gold Hill Music, Inc. a music publisher associated with Stills works.
Considering the age of the award it is in VG to Excellent condition. There are minor mars and scratches on the wood frame, as is expected and wire hanger has been replaced. The backing paper is original with New York Frame & Picture Co. manufacturer's sticker.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com