Platinum may only be a steel-gray metal to some, but when it comes in the form of a platinum album award, it’s worth a million to fans and musicians alike...and they'll bleed to get their hands on one. 1987 was a banner year for platinum and gold records that have instantly become classics; records like Michael Jackson's celebrated Bad, U2's triumphant, triple-platinum The Joshua Tree and Whltesnake's self-titled comeback.

January 4, 1988
Vicki Arkoff

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