Today is National Vinyl Record Day. National Vinyl Record Day is organized by the Vinyl Record Day Company – a not-for-profit organization dedicated to recognizing the preserving vinyl music, its culture, art and sound. The vintage “Vinyl LP Record” is almost as much of a classic as the bands themselves. Vinyl records are also known as Gramophone records, phonograph records or a record.
According to Wikipedia, vinyl records an analog sound storage medium in the form of a flat polyvinyl chloride (previously shellac) disc with an inscribed, modulated spiral groove. The groove usually starts near the periphery and ends near the center of the disc. Phonograph records are generally described by their diameter in inches (12″, 10″, 7″), the rotational speed in rpm at which they are played (16⅔, 33⅓, 45, 78), and their time capacity resulting from a combination of those parameters (LP – long playing 33⅓ rpm, SP – 78 rpm single, EP – 12-inch single or extended play, 33 or 45 rpm); their reproductive quality or level of fidelity (high-fidelity, orthophonic, full-range, etc.), and the number of audio channels provided (mono, stereo, quad, etc.).
So go ahead and dust off those old LP’s and have a nostalgic and happy National Vinyl Record Day!