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August 12, 2019 | by: Bill Bradley

Today is NATIONAL VINYL RECORD DAY

When vinyl records first came on the market they had other names. Some of them were gramophone record or a phonograph record. They’re also called records for short. It is an analog sound storage medium consisting of a flat disc. The sound is recorded by inscribing it on a modulated spiral groove.

Depdinging on the speed the sound was recorded, the vinyl record will need to be played at a specific speed on the record player. This is referred to as rotational speed. The revolutions per minute (RPMs) of the more popular vinyls are:

45s
33 1/3
78s