Rolling Stones Triple Platinum Award Sells for $1,300 on eBay
It's every young musician's dream to have a gold or platinum album hanging on their walls. For most people, it requires years of hard work and dedication, but for one lucky collector, it only takes $1,300. That's the going rate for an RIAA-certified triple platinum award that recently sold on eBay.
The downside to buying the award, of course, is that it's not presented to you for having put your blood, sweat and tears on to the record. However, when it's for an album as perfect as the Rolling Stones' 'Sticky Fingers,' the coolness factor is amplified considerably.
Recorded in 1971, 'Sticky Fingers' is widely regarded as one of, if not the best, Rolling Stones album ever. It features such classics as 'Brown Sugar,' 'Wild Horses' and 'Dead Flowers.' Even the deeper cuts, like 'Sway,' 'I Got the Blues' and the stunning closer, 'Moonlight Mile,' would be career highlights for most bands.
'Sticky Fingers' was was their first record released on their own label, the first one to feature Mick Taylor, Brian Jones' replacement, throughout the album and had the debut of the band's soon-to-be iconic "tongue and lips" logo.
It is also famous (or infamous) for its cover, which featured a photograph of a male crotch and a working zipper on his jeans. The cover was designed by Andy Warhol.
This triple-platinum award is authenticated by the RIAA through a hologram on the plaque.