Happy 62nd Birthday to the 45 RPM Record – Launched March 1949!

We’d like to wish a slightly belated Happy Birthday to one of the most marvelous joys of life on this earth – the 45 RPM Record! Check out this link containing text from RCA Victor’s press releases regarding the launch of the 45, and have a listen to RCA’s “Whirl Away” demonstration 45 which introduces the format.

The legendary and departed Greg Shaw –  founder of Bomp!  holding his favorite format. Photo borrowed from the Bomp! Records website.

Written by Dionysus Records