RIAA Platinum album award for Steve Miller album Fly Like An Eagle. Released on May 20, 1976, the album was certified Platinum by the RIAA on Sept. 27, 1976 for one million copies sold.
This album features some classic hits including the title track, "Take the Money and Run" and "Rock'n Me", all of which are still staples on classic rock radio. The album reached #3 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart and was also a major hit in Canada, the U.K. and several other countries. Rolling Stone magazine voted it 1976's Best Album. By Sept. 1991 the album was certified 4x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*.
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- RIAA Platinum LP award
- Award from 1990
- Presented to radio industry executive
- In VG condition
- All original
- Award measures approx. 17" x 21"
- Known as a RIAA "R hologram" award, they were made from 1990-1998
- Great collectors item for any Steve Miller fan
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Detailed Item Description: This is a RIAA Platinum album award from 1990. That makes this award approx. 33 years old. It is presented to radio industry executive Bob Buchman.
It is VG condition with only typical frame and plexiglass wear. The award's backing paper is original and although no manufacturer sticker is present, there is adhesive residue in the size, shape and location of a Creative Glassics sticker. There is also special security hanger hardware on the back, indicating it was probably hung on a company office wall.
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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