Vinyl records

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Definition

These were made from polyvinyl chloride plastic.

Vinyl LPs played at 33⅓ rpm and single and EPs at 45 rpm. These analogue mediums of reproducing recorded music are referred to as 'records'.

Vinyl was the dominant source of recorded music throughout the 1960s and 1970s. In the late 1980s digital recordings in the shape of CDs overtook vinyl sales.

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