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Nipper – The First Dog of Music

Tweet Ever wondered about the dog that graced RCA Victor records? His name was Nipper and he was born in Bristol in 1884. He died 11 years later but his image is indelibly imprinted on our minds. There have been suggestions that he was a fox terrier or an American Pit Bull (even a dalmatian) […]

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On This Day – Love Me Tender (again and again 856,327 times)

Tweet On this day in 1956 RCA Victor announced a huge number of advance orders for “Love Me Tender” by Elvis Presley. Only a couple of days ago it was the anniversary of Emile Berliner inventing the gramophone. In 1956 the record company that he co-founded with Eldridge Johnson was going from strength to strength. […]

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On This Day 26th September 1887- Thanks Emile

Tweet This day in 1887 was one of the great days of popular music. Emile Berliner who emigrated from Germany to the USA when he was 26 applied for a patent for his invention, the gramophone. This was the first machine to play discs and not the wax cylinders. He solved the problem of getting […]

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