The Last 78 RPM Records

“Gwendolyne” Julio Iglesias (1970, Colombia) Image: DiscogsWhat was the last 78 RPM record?

I’ve been asked this question now and then and to be perfectly honest, the 78 RPM speed is still with us. Mostly for collectors items and not as general releases. But it does occasionally surface.

But as general releases, 78 RPM was largely passe in America by 1957. In 1957, sales of 78 RPM records accounted for 4,500,000 units in 1957. In 1958, it plummeted to less than 500,000, less than 5% of overall sales and the writing was on the wall.

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