August 12th was Vinyl Record Day and no one told me! Link

Profile America Friday, August 12th. Listening to a favorite song can bring back fond memories. That’s the idea behind Vinyl Record Day, celebrated annually on the anniversary of Thomas Edison’s invention of the phonograph. Vinyl records both 33 and 45 RPM brought Americans their favorite music for more than half a century. Today, computer downloaded music means that each of us can put thousands of songs into a tiny, portable device, so we can hear our favorites anywhere. While I-pods and mp3 formats are increasing in popularity, compact discs still make up nearly 90 percent of sales of recorded music. And vinyl LPs haven’t entirely gone away they still account for half a percent of total record sales each year. You can find these and more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau on the Web at