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The Go-Gos Beauty And The Beat 1980s IRS Records award

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The Go-Gos Beauty And The Beat 1980s IRS Records label "gold" album award. The debut album for the group, it was released on July 8, 1981 and was in fact certified Platinum by the RIAA on March 8, 1982 for selling one million units, dating this award to that time. By 1984 it was certified 2x Multi-Platinum. (Note: This is not a RIAA award).  Featuring worldwide hit "Our Lips Are Sealed" this is the album that sealed the group's first success. Notable also is that the band is the first all-female band to both write their own songs and play their own instruments to reach #1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart.

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Item Highlights:

  • IRS Records label "gold" 500,000 sold album award
  • In VG condition 
  • Award dates from 1981
  • Presented to record label staff
  • Letter of provenance included
  • Award measures approx. 17.5" x 21.5"
  • Great collector's item for fan of The Go-Gos
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This is a IRS Records label award that would have been manufactured around 1982 making it about 42 years old. It is presented to Dana Morris, who was at the time promotion executive who worked with IRS and other labels. A notarized letter of provenance from the recipient is included with this award (see image).

The award is in VG condition with all original components. It has some typical mars and scratches on the frame but is generally in VG condition otherwise. It has its' original Dejay Products manufacturer sticker on its' backing paper.

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Notes on the condition of all vintage RIAA awards like this one: 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.

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