From Steve Goddard
Paul McCartney‘s 70th birthday is the biggest of today’s group of musicians born on June 18, but overshadowed as they are by the birth of a member of The Beatles, there are others. Carl Radle who played bass for Derek and the Dominoes and Eric Clapton was albo born on this day in 1942. Thompson Twins keyboard player Tom Bailey is 55, And Boyz II Men member Nathan Morris is the baby of the bunch at 41 today.
On this day in 1948, Columbia Records started the first mass production of the 33 and a third rpm long playing record album. The new format meant a record could now hold 23 minutes of music per side as opposed to the roughly three minutes that could be squeezed onto a 78rpm disc. The 45 came along shortly thereafter followed by the 4 track, eight track, cassette, compact disc, and now digital download. But without the event of 64 years ago today, there would have been no Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Pet Sounds, or Dark Side Of The Moon – not to mention all those great album covers.
Ever wonder how albums were made? Check out this video that shows the process start to finish.