Today at 3pm (repeated this Friday, 3rd July, at 11am) we have Part 3 in our series “The Australian record industry from the 1940s to the 1960s”. Brian talks to Mel Mayer, who has been with one of the major record companies since the early 1950s and has an encyclopaedic knowledge of the history of the company. This week, we’ll hear about obtaining the licence in 1956 to issue American Columbia records here on the “Coronet” label, problems in the production of the unusual octagonal label, the beginning of 45 RPM and 33 1/3 long playing records, Disc Jockey
Conventions and the start of stereo records.
Have a listen to Brian’s 2pm program titled Songs by the Number. A selection of songs appropriately selected for the end of financial year