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The Doobie Brothers One Step Closer RIAA Platinum Album Award

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RIAA Platinum Album Award for The Doobie Brothers One Step Closer. This album was released in Sept. 17, 1980 and was certified Platinum for one million copies sold by the RIAA on Nov. 18, 1980.

This album was the band's ninth studio album and last to feature vocalist/keyboardist Michael McDonald until 2014's Southbound. The album produced the hit "Real Love", which reached #5 and "One Step Closer" which hit #24 on the Billboard Pop Singles chart. The album itself peaked at #17 on the Billboard Pop Albums chart and #33 in the UK. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this album*. 

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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA "floater" era Platinum album award
  • In VG condition
  • First presentation award made in 1980
  • Presented to record label
  • Has original backing paper
  • RIAA "floater" awards were made from 1975-1981
  • 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 Platinum album award is a first presentation floater era award that would have been manufactured in 1980 making it around 41 years old. It is presented to Warner Bros Records.  

Other than typical frame mars and slightly faded matte, the award is in Very Good condition complete with original backing paper. The original manufacturer's sticker has fallen off but adhesive residue in a size, shape and location consistent with a New York Frame & Picture Co. sticker is present.

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