Vinyl Record Day is August 12th, the anniversary of the day that Thomas Edison invented the phonograph in 1877.
That’s right – people have been spinning disks for over 130 years. That’s an amazing run for a technology.
According to organizers:
It is the goal of VRD to establish August 12th as a day for friends and family to get together to enjoy favorite music and be reminded that regardless of national news or personal challenges, life always has its goodness. Participating in Vinyl Record Day is also to support the purposes detailed on the Mission Statement page: To preserve the cultural influences, the recordings, and the cover art of vinyl. And to have a good time on Vinyl Record Day. Your participation is meaningful, for without the individual there can be no society to accomplish these goals.
Sounds like a holiday I can get behind. Maybe even better than Sadie Hawkins Day.
The Vinyl Record Day organizers have a lot of other suggestions for ways to celebrate at their site.
I’m going to listen to a little 70’s synth records; let me know if you’re going to celebrate Vinyl Record Day!