long-playing record


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long-playing record

A 33 1/3 rpm vinyl phonograph record. Abbreviated LP, a long-playing record that was played at 33 revolutions per minute held more music than did a 45 rpm extended-play record or their 78 rpm shellac and later vinyl predecessor. A 16 rpm record never achieved much popularity.
See also: record
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The old long-playing records were on their way out.
Known as an innovator, Avakian is credited with helping to establish the long-playing record, which many view as the most important single contribution to the record industry during the 20th century.
1948Columbia Records launches the long-playing record (LP) in New York City.
But to achieve such a long-playing record, keepers regularly have to play through the pain barrier.
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1948: Columbia Records introduces the long-playing record album in a public demonstration at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City.
But Distin is still proud of his long-playing record this season, longevity that only defensive partner Leighton Baines can match.
GARY SPEED is a football marathon man as he clocks up his 500th Premiership appearance - but owes his long-playing record to being out paced by Gordon Strachan.
He said: "I had the commentary of the European Cup game on a long-playing record - one half on each side.
1948: First successful long-playing record (LP) demonstrated in USA.
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PAUL WARING tees up in Italy today determined to hold onto one long-playing record - and lose another.
It's no coincidence that 33 1/3 is number of rotations per minute of a vinyl long-playing record.
I seem to be like a long-playing record, it's simply too easy," blasted Bruce.