The Ongoing History of New Music, Episode 704: The History of Vinyl, Part 1

Are you back into vinyl?  Did you ever abandon the format? Or are you just dipping your toe into the whole thing? Whatever kind of vinyl person you are, you’ll be fascinated by where this format came from–and why it won’t die.

Part 1 of “The History of Vinyl” will start at the very beginning, which was over a hundred years ago. We’ll only make it up to the end of the 1940s with this episode–yes, there’s that much of a tale to tell–but we need to do this to set the stage for part 2 where we bring everything up to the present.

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The show is coming soon to Ottawa, Halifax, Calgary, Edmonton, Halifax, Victoria and Kingston, so stand by. And if you think your local station should carry the show, lemme know, okay?

Oh, and we’re only a couple of weeks from the return of The Ongoing History of New Music Christmas Show.  And yes, it’ll be as weird as ever.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

5 thoughts on “The Ongoing History of New Music, Episode 704: The History of Vinyl, Part 1

  • December 8, 2014 at 10:40 am
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    Hey Alan, all my work is on the road and I Ann rarely home to listen to ongoing history, any word on a podcast?

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    • December 15, 2014 at 7:40 am
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      Not yet. Music licensing rules are really holding us (and everyone else) back.

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  • December 14, 2014 at 11:34 pm
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    heard of a bit of the history of vinyl earlier today on the edge. i had never heard the track played by the velvet underground. IT was amazing. I always thought they were just loud guitars and noise, and heard the one track White Light. What was the name of the song you played which had the singer simply telling a long story ? thanks

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    • December 15, 2014 at 7:40 am
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      It was called “The Gift.” Find it on their second album.

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  • May 27, 2020 at 1:05 am
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    what was the title of 2nd song played ? It was by Radiohead, and so darn amazing !!

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