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Beastie Boys

RIAA 1987 Gold Sales Award presented to Michael Diamond for the Beastie Boys 1986 Columbia/Def Jam album “Licensed to Ill”

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Estimate:

3,000

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- 5,000 USD

Sold Without Reserve

Beastie Boys

Beastie Boys

RIAA 1987 Gold Sales Award presented to Michael Diamond for the Beastie Boys 1986 Columbia/Def Jam album “Licensed to Ill”

RIAA 1987 Gold Sales Award presented to Michael Diamond for the Beastie Boys 1986 Columbia/Def Jam album “Licensed to Ill”

Estimate:

3,000

to
- 5,000 USD

Lot sold:

23,940

USD

Sold Without Reserve

Beastie Boys

RIAA 1987 Gold Sales Award presented to Michael Diamond for the Beastie Boys 1986 Columbia/Def Jam album “Licensed to Ill”


Framed. 21 x 17 inches.


All of the seller’s proceeds from the Beastie Boys memorabilia lots offered in this sale will benefit the Good Eats Program.

To request a condition report for this lot, please contact Sarah.Hassan@sothebys.com.

Released in November, 1986, “Licensed to Ill” became one of the best-selling debuts in the history of Columbia Records and was the first Rap album to top the Billboard chart. Its heavy rotation on MTV helped to introduce Rap to a wider, more rock-oriented audience was a catalyst for Rap and Hip Hop to be seen as more than strictly niche in its appeal.