long-playing record


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long-playing record

[′lȯŋ ‚plā·iŋ ′rek·ərd]
(engineering acoustics)
A 10- or 12-inch (25.4- or 30.48-centimeter) phonograph record that operates at a speed of 33⅓ rpm (revolutions per minute) and has closely spaced grooves, to give playing times up to about 30 minutes for one 12-inch side. Also known as LP record; microgroove record.
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PAUL WARING tees up in Italy today determined to hold onto one long-playing record - and lose another.
"I seem to be like a long-playing record, it's simply too easy," blasted Bruce.
1951: Deutch Grammophon launched the first 33rpm long-playing record. 1954: Hurricane Carol became the first storm to be given a name.
MANCHESTER CITY may have been aiming for a Christmas number one, but it was Everton's long-playing record that was blaring out loud and clear at Eastlands last night.
DON'T tell me there wasn't a little frisson when you heard that part of the cover of the long-playing record Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band was up for grabs.
Not only for this, but for other performances as well, it is our good fortune that the pinnacle of Ferrier's career coincided with the introduction of the long-playing record.
But Carragher hopes to extend his playing career at Anfield by another three years at least, a period which should see him overtake Ray Clemence, Emlyn Hughes, Ian Rush and Phil Neal - the only players above him in the long-playing record books - with Tommy Smith's 638 appearance mark set to be eclipsed in the eagerly anticipated visit to Old Trafford in a fortnight.
The zenith of his career coincided with the advent of the long-playing record, where technology at last permitted approaching 30 minutes of music to be accommodated on one of two sides of a disc, and where recording quality approached what was in those days seen as almost the ideal.
The advent of the long-playing record in the 1950s provided what seemed to be an ideal format to collect, store, preserve, and give wide distribution to a portion of these unorganized and largely unique bits and pieces of important radio broadcasts, recordings that had to this point a rather ethereal and fragile existence.
But Carragher hopes to extend his playing career at Anfield by another three years at least, a period which should see him overtake Ray Clemence, Emlyn Hughes, Ian Rush and Phil Neal - the only other players above him in the long-playing record books - with Tommy Smith's 638 appearance mark set to be eclipsed in the eagerly anticipated visit to Old Trafford in a fortnight.
Of course it isn't really just about one long-playing record, or about the two sessions in Columbia's 30th Street studios in New York: March 2, 1959 from 2.30pm, and April 22 in the same year and from the same time of day, if you really want to know.