The 45 Turns 62
March 31, 2011 at 7:52 AM (PT)
Happy Anniversary to the 45rpm record!
TODAY, MARCH 31st, is the anniversary of RCA's introduction of the 45 to the world. RCA rolled out the format in 1949.
Notes INSIDEMUSICAST, "The 7-inch disc was designed to compete with the Long Playing record introduced by COLUMBIA a year earlier. Both formats offered better fidelity and longer playing time than the 78rpm record that was currently in use."