The Turntable Revolution

This event has finished Took place on: Thursday, 22nd Feb 2018

Colleen Murphy tracks the groovy story of evolution of the record player, from Edison’s phonograph and Berliner’s Gramophone through to the portable Dansette and the weird and wonderful world audiophile high-end turntables. She also recounts the impact the turntable has had upon our lives from wartime trenches to the teenage revolution, through to the turntable as an instrument and an instigator of social change. 

As a younger generation becomes enchanted with the vinyl record and as older record buyers who had chucked away their CDs now repurchase their favourite albums, it seems ‘vinyl’ is the word on every music fan’s lips. But without the turntable, there would be no records, and without records, the world of music as we know it would be a very different place.

Colleen Murphy is the founder of Classic Album Sundays, international vinyl DJ as DJ Cosmo and radio host. 

Part of a Season of Sound, celebrating the Library’s sound archive. Audio installation supplied by Bowers & Wilkins.

Cost: £10.00


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2018-02-22 2018-02-22 Europe/London The Turntable Revolution Colleen Murphy tracks the groovy story of evolution of the record player, from Edison’s phonograph and Berliner’s Gramophone through to the portable Dansette and the weird and wonderful world audiophile high-end turntables. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2018/02/22/the-turntable-revolution-160980 The British Library,96 Euston Road, London,London,London

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