Recorded History

  • Phonograph Invented

    Phonograph Invented
    Thomas Edison perfects the phonograph. This is a significant event because it is the beginning of recorded music.
  • Microphones

    Microphones can be used to record sound using electricity. This event is significant because we can now record sound much better.
  • Magnetic Tape

    Magnetic Tape
    In the 1930's, a new way capturing sound came along- magnetic tapes. We could now splice things together to change the recording.
  • 12-Inch 33 1/3 RPM Long Playing Record Invented

    12-Inch 33 1/3 RPM Long Playing Record Invented
    The 12-inch, 33 1/3 PM LP (Long Playing) Record was invented in 1948 by Columbia Records. Records are now smaller and easier to manage,
  • Garage Bands Become More Popular

    Garage Bands Become More Popular
    More and more garage bands are creeping into the top 40's charts. This is significant because different musics are becoming more popular, including garage bands, which could be called the father of punk rock.
  • JFK Assassinated

    JFK Assassinated
    John F. Kennedy was assassinated on November 22nd, 1963 in Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas. This is significant because JFK was considered our best president by many, and his death shattered the nation.
  • Digital Recording

    Digital Recording
    As the 70's came to and end, a new type of recording, called digital recording, started to emerge and become more popular. This is important because recording is now much easier, sound quality is better, and editing sound is easier.
  • I Was Born

    I Was Born
    I was born. This is important because if it weren't for this date, you wouldn't know me and my nuttiness ;)