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Teddy Pendergrass Teddy RIAA Gold LP Award

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RIAA Gold album award for Teddy Pendergrass album Teddy. Released on June 23, 1979, the album was certified Gold by the RIAA on June 11, 1979 for 500,000 copies , meaning it "shipped Gold." Remember Teddy Pendergrass (1950-2010) with this award.

Hit singles on the release included "Turn Off the Lights", which peaked at #2 on the Billboard R&B chart, and "Come Go With Me," which reached #14. It went to #1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and #4 on the Top 200 Albums chart. The former Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes singer also picked up an American Music Award nomination for th album for Favorite Soul/R&B Album in 1980 and 1981. By later in 1979 the album was certified Platinum by the RIAA. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this album*. 

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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA Gold LP award
  • First presentation award from 1980
  • Presentation to artist manager
  • In VG condition
  • Original award but has been rebacked
  • Award measures approx. 17" x 21"
  • Known as a RIAA "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 Teddy Pendergrass fan
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Gold album award from 1979. That makes this award approx. 44 years old. It is presented to artist manager Beverly Gay, who also co-managed Billy Paul at one time.

It is VG condition with typical frame wear and some fading of the matte. The award appears to have original backing paper with Creative Glassics manufacturer sticker. 

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Notes on the condition of all vintage RIAA awards: 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.

Finally, a word on photos: Our photos are zoomable so you can get a very good look. Do let us know if you want photos of any other details on our pieces and we'll be happy to provide. 

*RIAA sales data source:

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