Record and Album Cover Factolas



The Most Covered Song in Recording History


Norman Rockwell's Dreams of Long Ago


The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time


Maxfield Parrish's Daybreak and The Present


Popular Culture Connections with Twenty-three Victor Records


The Longest Playing 45 RPM single side Ever Recorded


Bob Dylan's LP's and Sally Grossman on her chaise longue


The Original "Hound Dog" Recording


1961 LP featuring the actor Ronald Reagan


The Hokey-Pokey


NASA Beams Song "Across The Universe" Into Deep Space


Comedy on Records from wax cylinders to vinyl


The 150 Greatest Albums made by Women - NPR List 2017


Nipper in Time after Time Music Video - Cyndi Lauper


Furthest Distance from Earth a Record played on a turntable


Video Game Soundtracks on Vinyl


What do Rally Playlists Say About the Candidates?


First LP Album was made by Columbia 1948



Cut Yourself a Piece of Cake - An example of a 1920's Hit Song and its advertising






2019 Vinyl Record Resurgence Factola

September 14, 2019 CNBC Business Report by Daniel Bukszpan headlined "Vinyl records are on track to outsell compact discs for the first time in 33 years..."

Key Points: "Vinyl sales increased by 55.8% from 2010 to 2011, and then 131.8% from 2011 to 2012. Furthermore, there was an 18.5% year-over-year increase in sales of new vinyl from 2016 to 2017. CD sales have fallen 34% to $698 million, the first time it had totaled less than $1 billion since 1986."



The Most Romantic Phonograph Cylinder Recording made in the 21st Century?

In January 2011 Luke Jerram created a functional phonograph recording on an engagement ring that he used to propose to his girlfriend. Working with a jeweler and the vinyl record manufacturer Dubstudios, the engagement ring has a 20 second recorded message (the proposal) etched onto itís surface which can be played back with a miniature record player.