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ON THIS DAY: 1948, Columbia Records introduces the 33 ⅓ -RPM...

ON THIS DAY: 1948, Columbia Records introduces the 33 ⅓ -RPM long player. The old shellac 78 rpm, limited the playing time of a 12-inch record to less than five minutes per side. The new product was a 12 or 10-inch fine-grooved disc made of vinyl and played with a smaller-tipped “microgroove” stylus at a speed of 33⅓ rpm. Each side of a 12-inch LP could play for more than 20 minutes.

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