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The Spinners "Working My Way Back To You/Forgive Me Girl" RIAA Gold 45 Award to singer Bobbie Smith

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RIAA Gold single award for The Spinners single "Working My Way Back To You/Forgive Me Girl" presented to Bobbie Smith (1936-2013), original lead singer of The Spinners. Released in 1979, the track was certified Gold by the RIAA on April 10, 1980 for one million copies sold.

This medley of the former, a track originally taken to #1 by The Four Seasons in 1966, and new track "Forgive Me Girl" penned by track producer Michael Zager, the medley hit #2 on the Billboard Hot 100, only held from #1 by Pink Floyd's formidable "Another Brick in the Wall". The track topped the U.K. and Irish Singles chart and performed well in numerous other markets as well. See image above for the RIAA sales certification of this single*. 

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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA "floater" Gold single award
  • VG condition with original manufacturer sticker
  • First presentation award from 1980
  • Presentation to Spinners singer Bobbie Smith
  • Award measures approx. 13" x 17"
  • Known as a "floater" award because the components appear to "float" above the matte, they were made from 1975-1981
  • RIAA "floater" awards numbered only 25-50 plaques worldwide for any given single/album
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Gold single award from 1980 making it 42 years old. It is presented to Bobbie Smith, original lead singer of the Spinners, who also sung on this track.

It is VG condition with only typical frame and plexiglass wear. Its backing paper is original and complete with New York Frame & Picture Co. manufacturer sticker. 

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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:

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