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The Doobie Brothers Cycles RIAA Gold Album Award

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RIAA Gold Album Award for The Doobie Brothers Cycles. This album was released in May 17, 1989 and was certified Gold for 500,000 copies sold by the RIAA on July 28, 1989.

This was the group's tenth studio album and it contained "The Doctor", which reached #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #1 on the Mainstream Rock chart.  The album itself rose to #17 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart.  

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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA "R hologram" Gold album award
  • In VG condition
  • First presentation award made sometime around 1990
  • Presented to a musician who plays on the album
  • Has original backing paper and manufacturer's label
  • "RIAA R hologram" awards were made from 1990-1997
  • Award measures 17" x 21"
  • Great collectors item for any fan of The Doobie Brothers
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This RIAA Gold album award is a first presentation "R hologram" award that would have been manufactured sometime around 1990 making it around 30 years old. It is presented to Don Frank, a drummer who played electronic drums on the album and drums on several other Doobies albums.  

Other than very minor frame mars, the award is in Very Good condition complete with original backing paper and Fitzgerald Hartley manufacturer's sticker. It does appear it may have been torn off at some point but given the presentation and components all appear original.

Interested in knowing more about RIAA awards and what makes them great to add to your collection? Read our article here.

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.

*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com