Columbia Records label award recognizing 1,000,000 sales of Willie Nelson's Somewhere Over The Rainbow album. Released in 1981, the album went to #1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and #31 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. It was indeed certified Platinum by the RIAA in 1981 for one million copies (Note: Not an RIAA award). The award features a "platinum" LP, album art and a metal presentation plate with Columbia Records logo. It is presented to a radio station.
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- "Platinum" (1,000,000) Columbia Records label award with for Willie Nelson's 1981 album Somewhere Over The Rainbow album (Note: Not an RIAA award)
- In VG condition
- Presented to radio station
- All original with manufacturer label
- Measures approx. 17" x 21"
- Great collectors item for any Willie Nelson fan
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Detailed Item Description: This is a label award manufactured sometime around 1981 is presented to radio station WSLC. The award is approx. 40 years old yet is in VG condition with frame wear and some mars on the plexiglass. It has a tear on the backing paper that has been taped to help stop dust intrusion.
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As to where they came from, they could have been displayed in record label offices, recording studios, artist manager's offices, radio stations, private collector's homes and yes, of course, possibly the artist's or songwriter's home. Typically, we don't know all the places they may have been over the years other than what we've stated in the description.
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