RIAA Platinum LP award for British new wave band The Fixx for their album Reach The Beach. Released as their second studio album on May 5, 1983, it was certified Platinum® by the RIAA on Jan. 5, 1984 for one million copies sold.
Both "One Thing Leads To Another" and "Saved By Zero" became hits for the band. The album rose to #8 on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart and "One Thing Leads To Another" peaked a #4 on the Billboards Hot 100 chart.
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- RIAA Platinum LP award with all proper components for the era: Platinum frame, platinum disc and platinum info plate
- In Good to VG condition with minor scratches on frame and on plexiglas
- First presentation award from sometime around 1984
- Presentation: To Maine radio station WTOS
- Original backing paper although manufacturer label has fallen off and has numerous tears in the backing paper
- Known as a "strip plate" award, which were produced 1981-85
- Award measures 17.5" x 21.5"
- Great collectors item for fan of The Fixx
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Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Platinum award that would have been manufactured sometime around 1984. That makes this award approx. 35 years old.
This award appears to be completely unaltered and is in Good to VG condition for a 35-year-old piece, with only a minor scratches on the frame, some scratches on the plexiglas, and several tears on the back paper. The award is presented to Maine area radio station WTOS.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com.