RIAA Gold LP award for The Doors Greatest Hits LP presented to Robby Krieger. The album was released on Oct. 3, 1980 in the U.S and was certified Platinum by the RIAA on Sept. 18, 1981 for one million copies sold.
This greatest hits album was filled with Doors classics including "Hello, I Love You", "Light My Fire", "People Are Strange", "Love Me Two Times", "Riders on the Storm" and more. The album reached #17 on the Billboard Albums chart. By the 2001 the album was certified 3x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*.
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- RIAA "strip plate" Platinum LP award with "platinum" disc and presentation plate
- In VG to Excellent condition
- A first presentation award from late 1981
- Presented to Doors guitarist/songwriter Robby Krieger
- Has original backing paper with manufacturer's sticker
- Known as a "strip plate" RIAA award, which were produced from late 1981-85
- Award measures approx. 17" x 21"
- Beautiful and rare collector's item for any Doors fan
- FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
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Detailed Item Description: This RIAA Platinum "strip plate" award was made in 1981, making it 40 years old. It is a first presentation award presented to Doors guitarist and songwriter Robby Krieger. Besides being the sole guitarist in the group, Krieger wrote or co-wrote many of The Doors classic tracks including "Light My Fire", "Love Me Two Times", "Touch Me", and "Love Her Madly", among many others.
There are very minor mars and scratches on the frame and plexiglass but otherwise this award is in VG to Excellent condition complete with New York Frame & Picture Co. sticker.
Accompanied by a notarized letter of provenance from the collector who owned the award since the early 1990s. Provenance letter can be seen in images with collector's name obscured for privacy. Item buyer will receive a non-obscured copy of the letter.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com