A&M Records label award for Styx's single "Babe". Released in Sept. 1979 it went to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, this became the most successful single for Styx, and also topped the charts in several other countries around the world. Styx vocalist/keyboardist Dennis DeYoung wrote the track as a birthday present to his wife and hadn't intended for it to be a Styx song but other members of Styx convinced him to add it to their Cornerstone album.
This label award from A&M Records is presented to radio promotion tip sheet owner Kal Rudman of FMQB to commemorate and thank him for their help in attaining success of the single. It's likely the award was made in 1980 given that the single was indeed certified Gold by the RIAA on Jan. 28, 1980. (Note that this is not a RIAA award). Unique black shadow box design in VG condition.
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- A&M Records sales award for Styx's track "Babe" from their Cornerstone album
- Award features unique shadow box design
- Presented to radio promoter
- Estimated to have been made in 1980 based on RIAA certification date
- In VG condition
- Award measures approx. 14" x 16" x 2.25" deep
- Great collector's item for any Styx fan
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com