Don't Write, Make a Record

This event has finished Took place on: Tuesday, 27th Feb 2018

The remarkable story of the automatic record booth. Introduced in the 1930s, they allowed anyone at the end of a pier, at a railway station or in a department store to step up to the mic and record. Thousands of one-of-a-kind discs were produced and many still survive today, from joyous birthday greetings and spoken love letters, to wannabe Bob Dylan's strumming behind the booth's sliding-door.

Oral historian Alan Dein plays examples of unique audio that he’s discovered in the nation’s archives and from his personal collection.

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

Cost: £8.00


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2018-02-27 2018-02-27 Europe/London Don't Write, Make a Record The remarkable story of the automatic record booth. Introduced in the 1930s, they allowed anyone at the end of a pier, at a railway station or in a department store to step up to the mic and record. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2018/02/27/dont-write-make-a-record-160988 The British Library,96 Euston Road, London,London,London

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