Countdown to retirement: 45 days

Those of you born after 1975 -- this is NOT a giant CD. This is a single 45 RPM vinyl record. (Actually, there's a song on each side.)

Those of you from my era: remember these? They were pop-in inserts so you could play a 45 on a thin spindle record player.

Do you still have a turntable?? Do you still use it?



Lezlie said...

Oh, my! I have hundreds of these babies! But no operable turntable. :-( I still love them though!

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Ruth said...

Wow, what a flashback! I don't have any of these now, but I had tons of them until we sold my dad's house. I used to spend my whole allowance every week just to buy 45's because I could never save up enough to by a whole album. :)


Terri B. said...

I'm with Ruth ... what a flashback! I do indeed still have a turntable and do use it on occasion. I think I even have a few of those pop in inserts laying around somewhere. They're probably with the 45s.

Laura said...

The first record I ever bought was a 45: Simon & Garfunkel's Bridge over Troubled Water. I forget what was on the B side ... but I loved it, too.

Terri said...

I think the first one I bought was "Big Bad John." There's a light up above!

I still have a turntable and a bunch of LPS that I play very rarely. No 45s though.

Dewey said...

Congratulations on your upcoming retirement. But you know, turntables and vinyl are very hip now! All the cool twenty-somethings collect "vintage" vinyl and play them on their "retro" turntables!