THE FIRST 45 RPM RECORD RELEASED

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Texarkana Baby” by Eddy Arnold (above) was the world’s first commercially
released 45 RPM record in 1949. At first each genre of music had it’s own
color of vinyl, Popular releases on standard black, Country were on green,
Children’s records were on yellow, R&B and Gospel were released on
orange vinyl and Classical singles used red vinyl. Eventually, RCA
soon ended it’s colored vinyl lines due to the production cost.

Blue Big Band copy 3  orange45      kids45  Red Classical copy (1)

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