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Topic Author's Reply - Sep 3, 2014 - 09:11pm PT
We did have a player that got the sound off cylinders and the sound came out of a big horn. I tired pretty quickly of "Mary had a little lamb." Wasn't into lambs much.

Stannard you nut. Herodotus created records. How the heck old are you?

The reason I have never changed is because

I was born senile.

Sep 3, 2014 - 09:36pm PT
Yeah. And then there was

What fun?

Trad climber
Poughkeepsie, NY
Sep 3, 2014 - 10:04pm PT
Man---I know every damn thing in that video. I went from age 7 to age 16 in the fifties (and started climbing at age 14). My wife was once in the Peanut Gallery on the Howdy Doody show (the video has a shot of the clown Clarabelle squirting Buffalo Bill with a seltzer bottle.)

I think the different hole sizes in records were at least partially an attempt by RCA to produce something incompatible with Columbia, which had introduced 33 1/3's with a small hole. (The earlier 78's also had the small hole.) But the compatibility issue was pretty easily solved with a press-in hole adapter, two of which are shown in a frame of the video.

The 45's were meant to be stacked, as many as 10 high, on a fat spindle, and would drop down sequentially and be played. The small hole in the Columbia records was more sensitive to deformation when those records dropped down a thin spindle.

My wife and I have two shelves of 33 1/3 vinyl and a turntable to play 'em on. My daughter, who is now a professional musician, grew up with that stuff and knows it pretty well. So maybe, just maybe, we didn't totally screw up the parenting.

Bishop, CA
Sep 3, 2014 - 11:09pm PT
Time marks and tells the ongoing story of nothing ever being the same, John.

Balcarce, Argentina
Sep 4, 2014 - 07:24am PT
Being born in the I.G.Y. means I was more a child of the sixties. I can recall convincing Mom, when I was four or five years old, to buy me the record "Meet the Beatles". She said she didn't like their long hair but she bought me the LP anyways. "A Day in the Life" was just on the horizon. However, I did grow up immersed in the fable that science and technology were going to fix our lives, which I suppose was a sort of a remnant from the fifties.


Trad climber
The Circuit, Tonasket WA
Sep 4, 2014 - 08:29am PT
Thanks John. Brought laughter and tears to my eyes.
You know, if the 60's hadn't come along, everything would still be alright.

Gym climber
sawatch choss
Sep 4, 2014 - 09:25am PT
Spoken like a guy in the front of the bus.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 4, 2014 - 09:56am PT
redrocker nailed it. Typical fifties climber stunt, though.

From about 1959. On W. 17th Street, before the city changed the parkin...
From about 1959. On W. 17th Street, before the city changed the parking to allow four lanes and CRUISING ABREAST. All parking was done parallel to the curb shortly after this photo was taken.
Credit: MCHS photo

Thanks for the joyride, jstan!


Social climber
Sep 4, 2014 - 11:13am PT
Wasn't into lambs much.

HAHAHAHA!!!! Sheep are okay tho'.

Gettin' kind of emotional over here John.

Hee hee hee hee.

Also born senile. I guess it was the Strontium 90.........
SC seagoat

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Santa Cruz, or In What Time Zone Am I?
Sep 4, 2014 - 02:44pm PT
S&H Green Stamps
The glue on them was ATROCIOUS!
We also had an adapter spindle for our 45 s that worked on our large console record player.
Credit: Thanks Google

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