From 8 tracks, to vinyl, cassettes, CD’s, to music downloads, history is fun and enjoyable. While the vinyl side of music is a forgotten, classic way to enjoy some great tunes, today music is enjoyed in many forms.
August 12th marked National Vinyl Record Day, a day to reminisce and reflect on music history!
The Beatles, Elvis Presley, The Monkees ~ does the mention of these great 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 as an inscribed, modulated spiral groove.
Vinyl records were often described by their diameter in inches such as: 12-inch, 10-inch, 7-inch, etc.) the rotational speed at which they are played ( “33 1/3 rpm”, “78″, “45″, etc.), as their size was popular during certain era’s. Vinyl records left the mainstream in 1991 however they continued to be manufactured and sold in the 21st century so that some who prefer the classic way to enjoy music can still to this day.
August 12th each year is a great way to reminisce about the “Good Ol Days”.
If you still have some vinyl and the playing device, bring it out, dust if off and let your kids and grandkids listen and enjoy some music from a time when music wasn’t played electronically!