On This Day (April 9)…Perfect Platinum

Deep Purple’s album Perfect Strangers was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America on this day in 1985. Screenshot of certification. Retrieved from here. At this time, platinum certification by the RIAA denoted one million sales of the album in LP, CD, or cassette form. Perfect Strangers was Deep Purple’s first album to … Continue reading On This Day (April 9)…Perfect Platinum

On This Day (January 15)…Perfect(ly Gold) Strangers

Deep Purple's album Perfect Strangers was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America on this day in 1985. Photograph of the band's award. Retrieved from here. RIAA gold certification requires 500,000 albums to have been sold in the United States. This specific criteria started applying in 1975. Perfect Strangers was the first album … Continue reading On This Day (January 15)…Perfect(ly Gold) Strangers