Where It All Began…
We missed this on Saturday, but 133 years ago on February 19, Thomas Edison perfected the process of recording and reproducing sound, and patented his latest invention, the phonograph. Record players, turntables, and sound systems are all descendants of Edison’s creation, which indirectly gave birth to musical recording as we know it today. The phonograph single-handedly provided fertile ground for the creation of wax and vinyl records, and the rest is, well, history.
To hear one of the earliest sound recordings on a phonograph (1888), watch the video below:
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