RIAA Gold video award for The Doors Live In Europe 1968. Released in Feb. 18, 1991, it was certified Gold by the RIAA for 50,000 units sold on July 9, 1991.
The live recording included most of the major hits from the group's impressive run of singles at that point and is narrated/introduced by Grace Slick and Paul Kantner of Jefferson Airplane. See image above for the RIAA sales certification of this long form video*.
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- RIAA Gold video sales award from the "R" hologram period
- In VG to Excellent condition
- Award made in 1991
- Presented to late Doors manager
- All original with original back and manufacturer's sticker
- Award measures 13" x 17"
- "R hologram" awards were made from from 1990-1997
- Great collectors item for any fan of The Doors
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Detailed Item Description: This is an official RIAA Gold video "R hologram" award for The Doors Live In Europe 1968 longform video. It is presented to late Doors manager Danny Sugerman (1954-2005, misspelt on the award "Sugarman") who worked with the group from its earliest days and later went on the author or co-author several books about Jim Morrison and The Doors, including No One Here Gets Out Alive and The Doors: The Illustrated History. He also served as a consultant on the Oliver Stone film The Doors. The award was acquired through Sugarman's widow Fawn Hall (former secretary to Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North and a notable figure in the Iran-Contra affair) whose signed letter of provenance is included with the award (see image). Make your Doors collection more complete with this unusual official RIAA video award.
The award was made in 1991 making this award approx. 30 years old. It is in VG to Excellent condition with only some very minor mars on the frame and plexiglass. It also has its' original backing paper with Ill Eagle manufacturer's sticker.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com