Today is national vinyl records day!
Vinyl records have started to make a come back in the last few years. I got one a few years back and love it!
Locally there are a ton of stores that sell vinyl records and I have the list for you below:
Darkside Records- Poughkeepsie
Rocket Number Nine Records- Kingston
Hudson Valley Vinyl- Beacon
Spike's Record Rack- Catskill
The Vinyl Room- Wappingers
Inquiring Minds Bookstore & Cafe- Saugerites
Oblong Book and Music- Rhinebeck
John Doe Records & Books- Hudson
Rhino Records - New Paltz
Here is a little background on how to became National Vinyl Records day:
A gentleman by the name of Gry Freiberg from Califorina founded today, National Vinyl Record Day, by commemorating the day Thomas Edison invented the phonograph in the year 1877! There has been other names for vinyl records over the years like gramophone record or a phonograph record, they ended up shorting the name to records.
Vinyl Records needed to be played at the speed in which they were recorded, which leads to the way record players were made, as they needed to play as rotational speed. Here are the RPMS of the popular vinyls:
- 33 1/3
Vinyl records were sold in different sizes:
- 12 inch
- 10 inch
- 7 inch
Make sure to check out a local record store in your area today, or just sit back and listen to some records you already have!
Check out below from Darkside Records who is holding a record store day(s) in the near future!