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Collection of early rock and roll 78 RPM records

 Collection
Identifier: BCA-039

Scope and Contents

The 78 RPM records in this collection are of unknown provenance and were selected for addition to the Archives for their rarity. They highlight early hits in rock and roll music, such as "Sixty Minute Man" and "Rocket 88," both of which are contenders for the first rock and roll record ever recorded. Each record has a four-digit number attached. These are catalog numbers, which were used both to track sales through distributors and for in-house accounting.

Dates

  • 1948-1953

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is restricted due to material fragility. Access requires permission from the Berklee Archives Associate Director.

Extent

5 sound_discs (5 78 RPM discs)

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

The 78s in this collection are arranged chronologically.

Title
Collection of early rock and roll 78 RPM records, 1948-1951
Status
Completed
Author
Amanda Axel
Date
2017/04/03
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Berklee Archives Repository

Contact:
Berklee College of Music
1140 Boylston St
Boston MA 02215 USA
617-747-8001