Today in History: The 33 RPM LP was introduced in 1948

Today in History: The 33 RPM LP was introduced in 1948

70 years ago today, Columbia Records introduced the 33 1/3 rpm microgroove record album. In many ways this invention gave birth to the modern pop album. Of course, all kinds of albums were (and still are) released as vinyl records, but pop albums were the first to be structured around the format. The length, number and order of songs were designed around the 22 minute per side limitation.

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