IN NEW YORK HATTE VOR 90 JAHREN DIE ERSTE LANGSPIELPLATTE IHRE PREMIERE
- Sep 23, 2021
On September 17, 1931 - exactly 90 years ago - the RCA Victor Company demonstrated the first long-playing record that spun at 33-1/3 rounds per minute. The demonstration took place at the Savoy Plaza Hotel in New York City. Witnesses to this event were said to have been completely unimpressed, as the innovation was said to have offered no audible improvements over the previous 78 rpm record. And since a corresponding record player would cost over $1,000 by today's value standards, the invention disappeared back into the drawer. It was not until 1948, when Columbia/CBS introduced an improved LP with 33-1/3 rpm, that the new technology began its triumphal march.