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Traditional Discs: Is It R.I.P. FOR R.P.M.?

Richard Cromelin, Los Angeles Times, 15 May 1982

IS THE phonograph record on its deathbed? Neil Cooper, who runs a record company that doesn't sell records, thinks so. "Within five years, vinyl will be looked on the way we now look on 78 r.p.m. records," Cooper said by phone from New York. "It's a dinosaur. Records are unwieldy, they take up too much room, they scratch, they warp."

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