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The Jeff Healey Band Hell To Pay RIAA Gold Album Award

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RIAA Gold Album Award for The Jeff Healey Band album Hell To Pay. Released on May 29, 1990, it was certified Gold by the RIAA on Sept. 7, 1990 for 500,000 copies sold. Remember Jeff Healey (1966-2008) with this award.

Singer and guitarist Jeff Healey's second album featured the Beatles classic "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" with a guest appearance by none other than George Harrison. Also appearing on the album are Jeff Lynne, Bobby Whitlock and Mark Knopfler.  It reached #27 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, #5 in Canada and charted in many other countries as well as being nominated for a Juno Award for "Album of the Year". See image above for the RIAA sales certification of this album*. 

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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA Gold Album award 
  • In VG to Excellent condition
  • Award from 1990
  • Presentation to record promotion executive
  • Letter of provenance included
  • All original 
  • Known as a "R hologram" award, they were made from 1990-1997
  • Award measures approx. 17" x 21"
  • Great collectors item for any fan of The Jeff Healey Band
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Gold Album award that would have been manufactured in 1989, making it approx. 35 years old. It is presented to Sean Coakley, an independent record promoter that worked with many record labels and who had also worked for ATCO/Atlantic and Arista Records. A notarized letter of provenance from the recipient is included with this award (see image).

This award is in VG to Excellent condition with only very minor mars on the frame and plexiglass. The award has its original backing paper. While the sticker is missing, the award was made by Creative Glassics, as evidenced by the size, shape, and location of adhesive residue on the backing paper.

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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. 

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