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The Fixx Reach The Beach RIAA Platinum LP Award

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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 Billboard Hot 100 chart. See image above for RIAA sales certifications of this album*. 

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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA Platinum LP award with "platinum" frame, disc and info plate
  • First presentation award from 1984
  • Presented to radio station executive
  • In VG condition with typical frame and plexiglass wear
  • Had been rebacked 
  • Known as a "strip plate" RIAA award, which were produced 1981-85
  • Award measures approx. 17" x 21"
  • Great collectors item for fan of The Fixx
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Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Platinum "strip plate" award that would have been manufactured sometime around 1984. That makes it approx. 37 years old. The award is presented to Carter Bradley of Alaska radio station KWHL.

This award appears to be completely unaltered and is in VG condition for a 37-year-old piece, with only a minor scratches on the frame and some mars on the plexiglass. This award has been re-backed. 

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Notes on the condition of all vintage RIAA awards: Please do not buy this item if you want a brand new piece of memorabilia. These are historical artifacts from the year they were produced. As a result they may show signs of wear. Frankly, if you see a 20 to 50-year-old award purported to be in 100% perfect condition, it might be too good to be true. After all, an antique should have "good' wear. If not, you might want to question the piece.

As to where they came from, they could have been displayed in record label offices, recording studios, artist manager's offices, radio stations, private collector's homes and yes, of course, possibly the artist's or songwriter's home. Typically, we don't know all the places they may have been over the years other than what we've stated in the description.

Finally, a word on photos: Our photos are zoomable so you can get a very good look. Do let us know if you want photos of any other details on our pieces and we'll be happy to provide. 

*RIAA sales data source: