RIAA Platinum album award for Tom Petty's Full Moon Fever album, which was Petty's debut solo album released on April 24, 1989. It was certified Platinum by the RIAA on July 21, 1989 for one million copies sold, which this award celebrates. (Note: This album is incorrectly listed as Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers in RIAA data).
Petty (1950-2017) worked on this classic album with some of the members of his band the Heartbreakers, such as guitarist Mike Campbell, along with Traveling Wilburys group members George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, and Roy Orbison, the latter of whom died just prior to the album's release. The album went to #3 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart and #8 on the UK Albums chart. The single "Free Fallin' " reached #7 on the Billboard Hot 100, "I Won't Back Down" peaked at #12, and "Runnin' Down A Dream" went to #23. The album eventually was certified 5x Multi-Platinum by 2000. See image above for RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*.
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- RIAA "R hologram" Platinum album award with platinum disc, cassette and CD
- In VG to Excellent condition
- First presentation award from 1990
- All original with manufacturer's stickers on backing paper
- Award measures approx. 17" x 21"
- Beautiful collectors item for any Tom Petty fan
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Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Platinum award that would have been manufactured in 1990 during the period when this "R hologram" style of RIAA award was made (1990-97). That makes this award approx. 31 years old. It is presented to Brian Malone. It is not known what role he played in the creation or marketing of the release.
This award is all original and in VG to Excellent condition. It has a tear on the backing paper that has been taped to help prevent dust intrusion, but the backing paper is original with Dejay Products manufacturer stickers.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com