RIAA Gold LP award for Stevie Ray Vaughan (1954-1990) and Double Trouble album In Step. The album was released June 6, 1989 and certified Gold for 500,000 sold on February 13, 1990. This is a first presentation award presented to Epic Records.
The album included #1 Billboard Mainstream Rock track "Crossfire" and rose to #33 on the Top 200 Albums chart. It also won the 1989 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album. By 1995 the album had been certified 2x Multi-Platinum. See image above for all the RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*.
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- RIAA Gold LP award with all proper components for the "R hologram" era: Gold frame, gold disc, CD and cassette, "R hologram" and gold info plate
- In VG to Excellent condition only a few very minor scratches on frame
- First presentation award from 1990
- Presented to Vaughan's label Epic Records
- Known as a "R hologram" award they were made from 1990-1997
- Award measures approx. 17.5" x 21.5"
- Great collectors item for any Stevie Ray Vaughan fan
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Detailed Item Description:
This is a first presentation RIAA award from 1990, making it 29 years old. This award was presented to Vaughan's record label Epic Records.
It is in VG to Excellent condition. Internal components appear all original, the backing paper is however missing the original manufacturer sticker which likely fell off. It has only a very few very minor scratches on the frame.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com