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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Sixty Years of Seven-Inches

Posted by Andrew Stout on Tue, Mar 17, 2009 at 2:18 PM

According to this article in today's Guardian, the seven-inch single turns sixty-years old this month. What was the first commercially released seven-inch?

Eddy Arnold's "Texarkana Baby," originally released on 78rpm, then re-issued as a seven-inch by RCA on March 31st, 1949. To give you an idea how long ago that was, consider this startling fact: the flip-side did not feature a Sonic Youth side project.

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