I don't have a turntable anymore, but I still have many, many, many...
....many record albums.
We are contemplating selling them to a vintage record shop. The collection is quite diverse as it includes albums from my childhood (Johnny Appleseed, The Sound of Music) my teen years, my college years, Mr. Tennis' high school and college collection (you can see the one on top is a bootleg Jackson Browne album he bought while we were in college) and then our post-marriage collection. Also there are some old ones from my brothers. The Beatles mainly.
But I'm not here to talk about these today, I want to know, when did they stop making 45s?
I have a pretty eclectic collection of those as well from many eras.
I used to listen to them in our basement in Toronto on a turntable that had a lid and speakers attached- mainly my brother's 45s at that time.
Then I started collecting some of my own as I grew into pre-teen and teenage years.
I wish I still had some of those yellow inserts that would go in the middle - you know.
I must have still been buying them after I moved to Florida
because I can see by some of the dates on them that I did.
I would hear a song I liked on the radio. Head down to "the" store where they had the 45s displayed in order of where they were on the pop charts that week.
I don't remember how much they cost, but you always took a chance that the flipside wouldn't be as good.
I guess the singles came out before the albums, otherwise, why didn't I just buy the album?
Today it's so easy to just pick a few songs off a CD via itunes and not have to invest in the whole album. But sometimes I feel like I'm letting the artist down. Thinking about it though makes me realize that it is quite similar to buying 45s.
What do you all remember about this? Did you buy them? Do you still have them? (I know Mr. Connor doesn't because I have his :-) !)
The Boston Lady wants to know! Last dated one I have is 1977.
And don't get me started on 8-tracks please.