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Comments Off | Posted by Stephen Kerr on June 18, 2009

Posted in: This Week In Music

Remember the 33-RPM records, or albums? Seems like forever since those of us who grew up with records used to play them on those wonderful turntables with the tone arm that had to have needles changed now and then.

It was this week in 1948 that Columbia Records started the first mass-production of the 33 LP. Those records could contain up to 23 minutes of music per side, instead of the measly three minutes that would previously fit on a 78-RPM disc.

Sometimes, I miss those old records. Ask today’s generation if they know what an LP, 45, or 78 record is, and chances are they’ll look at you like you came from Mars. Those days have now been replaced by Cd’s and Mp3’s. My, how far we’ve come!

Enjoy the music.

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