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Jonathan Leonard “Jonny” Rokeby, b. August 1st 1948, is the lead singer of 70s rock band The Deadbeats, member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, multi–Grammy Award winner…

…multi-platinum album Hold It Back in 1975. A record-breaking tour of America was interrupted by a drugs bust in LA and the arrest of new guitarist David Carr, with whom…


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    When a musical album sells 1 million copies, it is referred to as a "platinum album". "Multi-platinum" means that it sold several million copies. We don't know if it was 2 million, 3 million, etc.

    Please read this article describing silver, gold, platinum, and diamond albums, singles, and movie videos. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_recording_sales_certification

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