National Vinyl Record Day - August 12

National Vinyl Record Day – August 12


The Beatles, Elvis Presley, The Monkees.  Does the mention of these musicians make you picture a large black record?  A vinyl record?  The vintage “vinyl” is almost as much of a classic as the bands themselves.

These vinyl records are commemorated annually on August 12.   Vinyl records are also known as : Gramophone record, phonograph record or a record.  It is an analog sound storage medium consisting of a flat disc which as an inscribed, modulated spiral groove.

Vinyl records were often described by their diameter in inches such as: 12-inch, 10-inch, 7-inch, etc.) the rotational speed at which they are played ( “33 1/3 rpm”, “78″, “45″, etc.), their time capacity (“long playing” or “single”), their reproductive accuracy, or “fidelity”  (“high fidelity”, orthophonic”, full-range”, etc), and the number of channels of audio provided (“mono”, “stereo”, “quadraphonic”, etc. )

Vinyl records left the mainstream in 1991 however they continued to be manufactured and sold in the 21st century.

Happy National Vinyl Record Day.


Today is a good day to reminisce about the “Good Ol Days”. Use #NationalVinylRecordDay to post on social media.


We were unable to find the creator of National Vinyl Record Day, an “unofficial” national holiday.


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