RIAA gold combo Single/Album award for Tom Cochrane single “Life Is A Highway” and album Mad Mad World signed by Cochrane on the plexiglass. The album was released on Feb. 17, 1992 and was certified Platinum on Nov. 17, 1992 for 500,000 copies sold. The single was certified Gold for 500,000 copies sold on Aug. 14, 1992.
After leaving Red Rider, Cochrane released solo albums with this one doing well in many markets. The album is best known for the international hit "Life Is A Highway" which went to #1 in Canada and #4 in the U.S. The album earned Cochrane four Juno Awards including Album of the Year. The album reached #1 in Canada and #46 on the U.S. Billboard 200.
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- RIAA Gold Album/Single combo award
- In VG condition
- First presentation award from 1992
- Signed by Tom Cochrane
- Presentation to radio industry executive
- All original with manufacturer sticker
- Award measures approx. 13" x 21"
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- Known as a "R hologram" award, they were made from 1990-97
- Great and rare collectors item for any Tom Cochrane fan
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Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Gold award that would have been manufactured in 1992 making it 30 years old. The award is presented to Casey Keating of KPLZ, a radio executive. It is signed in black felt pen on the plexiglass by Tom Cochrane, who adds an inscription to the radio executive.
This award is all original with Ill Eagle manufacturer's sticker. The award is in VG condition with only very minor wear on the frame.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com