Music News

On this day in 1948……

…..Columbia Records started the first mass production of the 33-RPM long player. The new format could contain a maximum of 23 minutes of music per side versus the three minutes that could be squeezed on to a 78 RPM disc. From Wired 1948: Columbia Records puts the needle down on […]

Rare & Vintage Vinyl & CDs

Dick’s Picks: Vivian Stanshall ‘Men Opening Umbrellas Ahead’ – One-of-a-kind withdrawn ’70s LP from the former Bonzo’s mainman….

Dick’s Picks: Wonderful slice of mid-’70s eccentricity (it’s Vivian Stanshall, whaddya’ expect?) from the ‘ginger geezer’ himself….. VIVIAN STANSHALL For those not familiar with the self-styled ‘ginger geezer’ here’s a bluffers guide to…born in 1943, grew up in Essex, went to Walthamstow College Of Art along with fellow alumni Ian Dury […]

Music News

On this day in 1983….

…..Chris Sievey of UK group (and arch pranksters) The Freshies released the first computer game single! When played on a Sinclair ZX 81 computer via a record deck the lyrics of the song came on the screen!!! We kid you not, here’s a bit more info….# This is from gizmodo The B-side […]

Music Memorabilia

Rare Beatles Memorabilia Heads To Auction

From udiscovermusic The celebrations for The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band 50th anniversary continue, with auction house Paddle8 hosting an online auction of prized Beatles memorabilia all this week. Other rare items include a show poster from a Pop Festival in Sweden from 1963, where the Fab Four […]