The music history section will no longer be printed everyday, as I am just repeating myself (and google doesn't like that) So from now on, I will have a link to music history from a past year and give you a couple of highlights for that specific day.
Music History - January 4
In 1950, RCA Victor announced that it would manufacture long-playing (LP) records. Among the first RCA LPs released was a performance of Gaîté Parisienne by Jacques Offenbach, played by Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops Orchestra, which had actually been recorded in Boston's Symphony Hall on June 20, 1947; it was given the catalogue number LM-1001. Non-classical albums were issued with the prefix "LPM." When RCA later issued classical stereo albums (in 1958), they used the prefix "LSC." Non-classical stereo albums were issued with the prefix "LSP."
46 Years Ago: The Doors’ Debut Album Released
In 1986, Phil Lynott of Thin Lizzy died at the age of 36.
this from Tim at SunDazed
Pre-order the 7" vinyl single HERE
The numbers are in and the Beatles have been knocked out of the top position by Jack White (Abbey Road was the best seller last 2 years)
2012′s Top-Selling Vinyl Records:
1. Jack White, ‘Blunderbuss’ (34,000 copies sold)
2. The Beatles, ‘Abbey Road’ (30,000)
3. Mumford & Sons, ‘Babel’ (29,000)
4. Black Keys, ‘El Camino’ (25,000)
5. Mumford & Sons, ‘Sigh No More’ (23,000)
6. Beach House, ‘Bloom’ (21,000)
7. Bon Iver, ‘For Emma Forever Ago’ (19,000)
8. Alabama Shakes, ‘Boys & Girls’ (17,000)
9. Adele, ’21′ (16,000)
10. Bon Iver, ‘Bon Iver’ (15,000)
The Resurgence of Vinyl Continued In 2012 – Record Stores Making a Comeback?
interesting article out of the great state of PA
In digital age, vinyl lives on
10 Metal Albums to Check Out This Winter
Bullet for My Valentine Reveal ‘Temper Temper’ Album Artwork
Metallica Receive Ten RIAA Certifications in December
Jack White Releasing Rare Material Via Third Man Records Vinyl Subscription Series
Captured Tracks and Flying Nun Partner for Expansive Reissue Series - Bringing back LPs, EPs, and singles from the legendary New Zealand label
Jimmy Fallon & Fred Armisen Reveal Album Covers From Their Musical Past