Unique Atlantic Records label award for The Escape Club hit single "Wild, Wild West". Released on July 15, 1988, the track topped the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 but ironically the British group did not chart in the UK with the song.
A unique label award, it is designed in a shadow box and included toy "wild west" items along with a presentation plate celebrating the success of the single and album. The track and album were indeed each certified Gold for 500,000 in sales in early 1989. (Note that this is not a RIAA award).
It is presented to Atlantic records executive Judy Libow, who started in radio and worked at Atlantic Records for 16 years, much of the time as VP of Radio Promotion.
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- Atlantic Records sales award for The Escape Club hit single "Wild, Wild West" (Note: Not a RIAA award)
- Award features black plexiglass "shadow box" with "wild west" plastic toys
- Presented to Atlantic Records executive
- Estimated to have been made in 1988 (actual manufacture date is unknown)
- In VG condition
- Award measures approx. 15.5" x 15.5" x 2" deep
- Great collector's item for any fan of The Escape Club or 80s pop culture
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com