NATIONAL VINYL RECORD DAY
The Beatles, Elvis Presley, The Monkees. Does the mention of these musicians make you picture a large black record? A vinyl record? The vintage “vinyl” is almost as much of a classic as the bands themselves.
These vinyl records are commemorated annually on August 12. Vinyl records are also known as : Gramophone record, phonograph record or a record. It is an analog sound storage medium consisting of a flat disc which has an inscribed, modulated spiral groove.
Vinyl records are referred to based on rotational speed. The RPM’s, or revolutions per minute of the more popular vinyls are:
- 33 1/3
Other features of vinyl records included reproductive accuracy or “fidelity” (High Fidelity or Hi-Fi, Orthophonic and Full-Range), their time capacity (“long playing” or “single”), and the number of channels of audio provided (mono, stereo or quadraphonic).
Vinyl records were also sold in different sizes such as:
- 12 inch
- 10 inch
- 7 inch
Vinyl records left the mainstream in 1991. They continued to be manufactured and have started to become increasingly popular with collectors and audiophiles.
Today is a good day to reminisce about the “Good Ole Days”. Stop by a vinyl record store in your town. Use #VinylRecordDay to post on social media.