Capitol Records label award for the debut album from The Knack, Get The Knack. Released June 11, 1979 it was a smash success, topping the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart for five weeks. Remember The Knack's lead vocalist/guitarist Doug Fieger (1952-2010) and drummer Bruce Gary (1951-2006) with this award.
Fueled by single "My Sharona", which spent 6 weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, the album also produced a second top 10 track, "Good Girls Don't". The album also was a hit in the U.K., Canada, Germany, New Zealand, Sweden and Australia. This is a label award from Capitol Records presented to its' "Chicago District Office" to thank the staff for their help in attaining success for the album. It's likely the award was made in the 1980s. The album wasn't actually certified 2x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA until 1992, but it likely sold two million copies long before then. (Note that this is not a RIAA award).
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- Capitol Records sales award for The Knack's debut album Get The Knack to celebrate double platinum sales (Note: Not a RIAA award)
- Award features two"platinum" LPs and Capitol Records presentation plate
- Presented to Chicago District Office (of Capitol Records)
- Estimated to have been made in the 1980s
- In Good to VG condition with original back (has minor mars on discs, plexiglass and frame, and backing paper tears)
- Award measures approx. 29" x 19"
- Great collector's item for any fan of The Knack
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com