Music: Record Record

In half-a-dozen U. S. cities last week, hundreds of people walked into newspaper offices, walked out again with armsful of symphonic phonograph records. The records cost them, not the usual $1.50 or $2 per disk, but about 50¢. And they were good: staple works of Schubert, Beethoven, Tschaikowsky, etc. But what orchestras performed them, what company recorded them, was not revealed on the label.

J. David Stern's New York Post, which gave itself periodic shots in the arm until George Backer bought it and took it out of the narcotic ward last week, began selling cheap records as a promotion stunt last...

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