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Teddy Pendergrass TP RIAA Gold LP Award

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RIAA Gold album award for Teddy Pendergrass album TP. Released on July 25, 1980, the album was certified Gold by the RIAA on Sept. 29, 1980 for 500,000 copies sold. Remember Teddy Pendergrass (1950-2010) with this award.

Featuring classic top 10 singles including "Can't We Try", which was also featured in the Roadie film soundtrack, and "Love T.K.O.", which went to #2 on the Billboard R&B singles chart and #44 on the Hot 100. The album for the former Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes singer hit #1 on the Billboard Top Soul Albums chart and #3 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. eached No. 14 on the US pop albums chart and No. 3 on the US R&B albums chart. By later in 1980 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 back with manufacturer sticker
  • 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 1980. That makes this award approx. 42 years old. It is presented to artist manager Beverly E. Gay, who also co-managed Billy Paul at one time.

It is VG condition with typical frame wear and a faded matte. The award's backing paper has a 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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