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Styx Paradise Theater 1980s A&M Records award

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Styx Paradise Theater 1980s A&M Records label "platinum" album award. Released on July 8, 1981, the concept album produced the hits "The Best Of Times", "Too Much Time On My Hands" and "Rockin' The Paradise". The release was, in fact, certified Platinum by the RIAA in March 1981 for selling one million units, dating this award to that time. By 1984 it was certified 3x Multi-Platinum. (Note: This is not a RIAA award). The album reached #1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart and charted in many other countries around the world.

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Item Highlights:

  • A&M Records label "platinum" one million sold album award
  • In VG condition 
  • Award dates from 1981
  • Presented to A&M Records label staff
  • Letter of provenance included
  • Award measures approx. 17.5" x 21.5"
  • Great collector's item for any Styx fan
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This is a A&M Records label award that would have been manufactured around 1981 making it about 43 years old. It is presented to Dana Morris, who was at the time promotion executive who worked with IRS and other labels. A notarized letter of provenance from the recipient is included with this award (see image).

The award is in VG condition with all original components. It has some typical mars and scratches on the frame but is generally in VG condition otherwise. It has its' original Dejay Products manufacturer sticker on its' backing paper.

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Notes on the condition of all vintage RIAA awards like this one: Please do not buy this item if you want a brand new piece of memorabilia. These are historical artifacts from the year they were produced. As a result they may show signs of wear. Frankly, if you see a 20 to 50-year-old award purported to be in 100% perfect condition, it might be too good to be true. After all, an antique should have "good' wear. If not, you might want to question the piece.

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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