RIAA Platinum album award for Steve Miller album Fly Like An Eagle. Released in 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 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 "floater" Platinum LP award with "platinum" disc, presentation plate and album miniature
- First presentation award from 1976
- Presentation to record label
- In VG condition
- Award measures approx. 17" x 21"
- Known as a "floater" award because the components appear to "float" above the matte, they were made from 1975-1981
- RIAA "floater" awards numbered only 25-50 plaques worldwide for any given single/album
- Great collectors item for any Steve Miller fan
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Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Platinum album award from 1976. That makes this award approx. 45 years old. It is presented to Capitol Records Inc.
It is VG condition with only typical frame wear. The award's backing paper appears original but no manufacturer sticker is present. There is a stain on the lower right of the backing paper (see image) but no damage on the front of the award.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com