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Old school

lotus

Active Member
Hi, I am a graduate of an old-school.
Your video reminds me many things.

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Alfred Wertheimer (a photographer) once asked Elvis,
"Why are you using this cheap record player?
You have a good one in your home."

Elvis answered,
"Most of my fans listen to my record on these players.
So, I have to make my record sounding proper on these players.
That's why I am using this cheap record player."

Elvis was just 21, but a real professional.
I believe young Richard did the same thing (about 45 singles).

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There was a movie called "All Things Must Pass (2015)".
It's not about Mr. Harrison, but about "The Rise and Fall of Tower Records".
If you ever been there, you will enjoy this documentary movie.

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We used to listen to the LP "A Song For You".
When the "side A" was over, we went to the bathroom.
After that, we relaxed, and listen to the "side B".

When we play the CD "A Song For You".
We have no time to go to the bathroom.
This is a big problem, but nobody seems to care...

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Anyway, I have never seen a "16 rpm" record.
Have you ever seen that???
 

Brian

Well-Known Member
I once saw some tiny records, made in about the 1920s or 30s, that were probably smaller than a CD. I wonder if they were 16rpm.
 

Mike Blakesley

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Staff member
Moderator
16rpm was a speed that didn't get much use, at least after the "hi-fi" era began, because that speed was definitely "lo-fi." It was used for a lot of "educational" recordings or instances where they wanted to get a LOT of info on one record. It had all but disappeared (as did 78) from phonographs by the mid-70s.

What's cool now is there is software that will convert a 16 or 78rpm record's sound to the correct speed. You just play your record at 33 or 45 into the software and the sound gets converted.
 

Chris Mills

Well-Known Member
I’m guessing that playing records in Chrysler cars was a bit of a nonstarter from the moment the ignition key was turned!
 

tomswift2002

Well-Known Member
I’m guessing that playing records in Chrysler cars was a bit of a nonstarter from the moment the ignition key was turned!
Well apparently the only artists offered were Columbia artists, so no Elvis (and CBS was afraid people would listen to a record more than their affiliates.

Of course I guess the 16’s were like cassettes and MP3’s.
 

Mike Blakesley

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Staff member
Moderator
On today's freeways, I'd think you could play a record pretty well without it skipping. Back in THOSE days though....I wonder what the tracking pressure was?!
 
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