That’s right Crate Kings family… this Tuesday August, 12th we’ll all have the chance to join in and celebrate Vinyl Record Day. Those begging for a bit of trivia will be happy to know that this also happens to be the day that Thomas Edison invented the phonograph in 1877. According to the Viny Record Day website, the concept is behind the celebration is "to preserve the cultural influences, the recordings, and the cover art of vinyl. And to have a good time on Vinyl Record Day."
VRD organizers suggest that individuals get together for parties, while retailers have sales to support our beloved wax discs. Personally, I’m gonna shelve Serato for a day, pull out my original copies of Swiss Movement and Talking Book, then hit the bins of Chi-Town’s Dave’s Records. If we’re feeling especially dusty, we may even drop an exclusive instrumental release compiled especially for Crate Kings readers… who knows what might happen when the mood strikes!
What will you do to celebrate the great glory that we call vinyl?
396 thoughts on “National Vinyl Record Day – August 12th (Invention of Phonograph)”
Thomas Edison is by far one of the most important figures in Hip Hop. Respect on his invention. I was a century late.
Hip HoP?! Please! Don’t insult the great genius Edison by tying him in with that crap.
It is great to hear about vinyl records day. Hope many people will be aware of the importance of vinyls.
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