RIAA Platinum LP award for The Doors album The Best Of The Doors. Released in November 1985, it included most all of the major hits from the group's impressive run of creating legendary tracks including "Break On Through (To The Other Side)", "People Are Strange", "Light My Fire", "Love Me Two Times", "L.A. Woman", "Riders On The Storm", "The End" and more.
The album rose as high as #32 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart but sold extremely well and was eventually certified 10x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA in 2007 for 10 million copies sold, becoming a rare Diamond sales awardee. See image above for all the RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*.
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- RIAA Platinum LP sales award with correct elements for the "R" hologram period
- In VG to Excellent condition
- Award made 1990-92
- Presented to music industry executive
- Appears to be all original internal components and has original back with manufacturer's sticker
- Award measures 17.5" x 21.5"
- Great collectors item for any fan of The Doors
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Detailed Item Description: This is an official RIAA Platinum award for The Doors The Best Of The Doors album. It is presented to music industry executive Dale O'Brian. It is not known what role O'Brian had in the production or promotion of the album.
Based on its Platinum certification date, the award was produced sometime from 1990-92 making this award approx. 27-29 years old. It appears to have all original internal components and is in VG to Excellent condition with only some minor scratches on the plexiglas. It also features an original backing paper with Ill Eagle manufacturer's sticker.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com