RIAA Gold LP award for War's Live LP, which was released in early Nov. 1977 and certified Gold by the RIAA on Nov. 28, 1977 for 500,000 copies sold.
The album, the tenth by the Long Beach, California R&B/funk group, reached #6 on the Billboard R&B Albums chart and #15 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. It also charted in Australia. See image above for RIAA certifications of this album.*
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- RIAA Gold LP award
- In Good to VG condition
- A first presentation award from 1977
- Presented to artist management
- All original with original manufacturer sticker although likely rebacked
- 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
- Award measures approx. 17" x 21"
- Great collector's item for any War fan
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Detailed Item Description: This RIAA Gold LP award was made in 1977 making it 46 years old. The award is presented to Far Out Management, who managed the group at one point.
It is in Good to VG condition with some mars and scratches on the frame and matte and record label fading. The backing paper contains an original Creative Glassics manufacturer sticker but the award was probably rebacked based on the condition of the paper and the sticker re-applied.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com