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The Birth of the 45 RPM Record (Part 2)

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Further to the video posted a couple of days ago here is RCA's 4-page ad from Billboard magazine dated 2nd April 1949. It announces the new 45 RPM format and a range of new compatible equipment.

I'm not 100% sure that Fran in the video got the different vinyl colours correct. So in case it is not clear enough to read they were:

Black - Popular

Red - Classical

Midnight Blue - Popular Classical

Yellow - Children's

Green - Country & Western

Cerise - Blues & Rhythm

Sky Blue - International

As you see RCA's terminology at that time was Blues & Rhythm. Has anyone got any of those early coloured vinyl singles?


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