Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers RIAA Gold album award for their Let Me Up (I've Had Enough) album. The album, which was released on April 27, 1987, was certified Gold by the RIAA on July 21, 1987 for 500,000 copies sold.
The album contained the hit "Jammin' Me" which was co-written with fellow Traveling Wilbury Bob Dylan along with Mike Campbell. The track hit #1 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks for a month. The album reached #20 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart and #59 on the UK tally. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this album*.
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- RIAA "flower hologram" Gold award with LP and cassette
- In VG condition
- First presentation award from 1987
- Presentation to artist manager and co-founder of Asylum Records
- All original components with manufacturer's sticker
- Award measures approx. 17" x 21"
- Great collector's item for any fan of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
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Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Gold album award that would have been manufactured in 1987, making this award approx. 34 years old. It is presented to artist manager Elliot Roberts, who managed at various times Tom Petty, Neil Young, Tracy Chapman, Bob Dylan and The Cars, and in 1971 also co-founded Asylum Records with David Geffen.
In VG condition with only very minor mars on the frame and plexiglass. The award also has its' original back with Dejay Products manufacturer stickers.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com