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The Beach Boys "Kokomo" RIAA Platinum Single Award

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RIAA Platinum Single Award for The Beach Boys "Kokomo". Released on July 21, 1988 in conjunction with the feature film Cocktail, the track was certified Platinum by the RIAA for 1 million copies sold on January 10, 1989.

This track went to #1 in the U.S. (as the Billboard plaque on the award shows), Japan and Australia. Heard in the film, it was also nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or for Television in 1989. Most recently the track is featured in the new Steve Carell Netflix comedy series Space Force.

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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA Platinum "flower hologram" award with metal Billboard chart #1 plaque, platinum 45, cassette and sleeve artwork
  • In VG to Excellent condition
  • A first presentation award from 1989
  • Presented to Elektra Records
  • Has been rebacked 
  • Known as a "flower hologram" award, they were made from 1986-89
  • Award measures approx. 19.5" x 14.5"
  • Great collectors item for any Beach Boys fan
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This RIAA Platinum single award is a first presentation award that would have been manufactured in 1989 making it approximately 31 years old. This award is presented to Elektra Records.

A unique feature of this award is the existence of the metal Billboard plaque showing the Hot 100 chart at the time with the song in #1 position. This is a fairly rare feature seen in only a few awards in the flower hologram period. It appears to be all original other than having been rebacked. This award is in VG to Excellent condition with only a couple of very minor mars on its plexiglas and chrome frame.

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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.

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.

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