45 Rpm

45 Rpm

A Visual History of the Seven-inch Record

Book - 2002
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Singles, 45s, 7-inchers: they have many names, but they only come in one package (a square of folded cardboard with a miniature poster on either side). The gold standard of Top 40 playlists for decades, these small albums have long been favourites of DJs and collectors who prize them for their small-scale graphic design.Organized chronologically, 45 RPM brings together more than 200 albums from all genres of music, chosen for their innovative design. Included are albums by Paul Anka, The Beatles, Boston Pops, Clash, Donovan, Dizzy Gillespie, Jerry Lee Lewis, Dean Martin and REM.Music historian Chuck Granada presents the history of the 45, its place in the music business and its designers. Each decade of design is introduced by a specialist of that period: Eric Kohler (1950s), Spencer Drake (1960s), Roger Dean (1970s), Bruce Licher (1980s) and Jeff Kleinsmith (1990s).
Publisher: New York, NY : Princeton Architectural Press : 2002
ISBN: 9781568983585
Branch Call Number: 741.66 F779d
Characteristics: np illus
Additional Contributors: Drate, Spencer, ed


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