Music: Want to Buy a Record Player?

Like a dervish whirling at three different speeds at once, the U.S. record industry has begun to come apart at the seams. Its head. RCA Victor, has gone flying off at 45 r.p.m.; its right arm, Columbia Records, has spun away at 33½-r.p.m. The body of the industry, including a good part of the Victor and Columbia product, has continued to turn at 78 r.p.m. But one by one, other record companies have been dragged after the two big innovators. Last week Capitol Records, which had already begun to press at the 45 speed...

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