RIAA Gold LP award for The Motels album All Four One presented to The Motels. Released on April 6, 1982, the album was certified Gold by the RIAA on Oct. 13, 1982 for 500,000 copies sold.
The Berkely, California new wave group headed by Martha Davis released their second album to a great success. It produced the hits "Only the Lonely", "Take the L", and "Forever Mine". Driven in popularity by heavy videoplay on MTV, "Only the Lonely" reached #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 and the other singles also rose into the Hot 100 chart. The album peaked at #16 on Billboard's Top 200 Albums chart, and also did well in Australia and Canada.
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- RIAA Gold LP award
- In Excellent condition
- First presentation award from 1982
- Presented to The Motels
- Original back with manufacturer's sticker
- Known as a RIAA flower hologram award, they were made from 1986-1989
- Award measures approx. 17" x 21"
- Great and rare collectors item for any fan of The Motels
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- International shipping available
Detailed Item Description: This is a RIAA Gold flower hologram award made in 1982 making it about 40 years old. It is presented to The Motels.
The award is all original with original backing paper with Fitzgerald-Hartley manufacturer's sticker. It is in really Excellent condition with only a very few minor mars on the frame and plexiglass. It has essentially no fading of its matte and probably was never hung on a wall, despite being 40 years old.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com