Get In The Groove August 12th
If you’re a music lover like me, August 12th is a special day. August 12th is National Vinyl Record Day.
From National Today, “music enthusiast and founder of the first nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of the cultural influence of vinyl, Gary Friberg created National Vinyl Record Day as a way to honor the art behind the music, collecting, and recording”.
According to Speakergy.com “phonograph records were first invented by Thomas Alva Edison in 1877”. The first records didn’t look like the records we would recognize today.
“Records that looked like what we know today were made and marketed in 1889 by Emile Berliner and sold in Europe”. The first 12-inch records were seen in 1903 and in 1948 a true LP record was introduced. Before 1948, “records could only play for up to four minutes which was about twice the playing time of the cylinder records of the time”. Finally, in 1958 stereo records were readily available to the public.
A few of the notable years for vinyl include 1908 when the first collection to ever be referred to as an album in Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite, and 1969 when The Beatles released one of the most iconic album covers with Abbey Road.