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http://tinyurl.com/2deftq

Above link is to a pretty funny Google computerized attempt at translation to English. Still, info 
about 78's being discontinued in 1963 came across the digi-void clearly.

Anyone know if there was an official cut-off date among the major pressing plants in the USA? As I 
said, I know there were still kiddie record 78's being cut and pressed in the mid-60's.

-- Tom Fine

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "MATSUBAYASHI 'Shaolin' Kohji" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Tuesday, January 08, 2008 9:21 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] vinyl 78's


> At Tue, 8 Jan 2008 15:49:56 -0800,
> Roger and Allison Kulp wrote:
>>
>> If you're reading this,could you give me some information on when
>> the last pop music titles were pressed on 78 rpm in Japan ?
>>
>>                                               Thanks,
>>
>>                                                 Roger
>
> I don't know which 78rpm was the very last one in Japan,
> but as far as I know, all Japanese companies stopped selling
> 78rpms in the year 1963.
>
> Here is a reference I looked up, a webpage from RIAJ
> (Recording Industry Association of Japan), all in Japanese though...
>
>  http://riaj.com/chronicle/1900/1960.html
>
> Hope this helps, Kohji
>
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