Warren Zevon Excitable Boy Asylum Records label "gold" album award. Zevon's third studio album, it was released in January 18, 1978. While this is not a RIAA award, the album was in fact certified Gold by the RIAA in April 1978 for 500,000 copies sold. Remember Warren Zevon (1947-2003) with this hard to find award.
The album produced Zevon's biggest hit--"Werewolves Of London" which peaked at #21 on the Billboard Hot 100 and drove the album to #8 on the Top 200 Albums chart. "Lawyers, Guns, and Money" also was a charting hit. Loaded with well know musicians and artists including Jackson Browne, Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Jeff Porcaro, Linda Ronstadt and more, the album would eventually be certified Platinum by the RIAA in 1997.
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- Asylum Records label "gold" album award
- In VG condition with mars on frame
- Award dates from 1978
- Presented to radio station
- Award measures approx. 17" x 21"
- Great collector's item for Warren Zevon fan
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Detailed Item Description: This is a label award that would have been manufactured in 1978 making it 44 years old. It is a first presentation award that is presented to radio station WBBQ.
The award is in VG condition with all original components. It has some typical mars and scratches on the frame but is generally in VG condition otherwise. This is a heavy award with real glass and a wood back.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com