TempoTrader's History of the American History - Part 6
1940: Remember when one of our presidents was elected to three terms? FDR was an interesting dude.
1941: The AFM lobbies Congress again and prohibits military bands from competing with civilian bands. What does that actually mean? Military bands were subsidized by the US Government, so booking agents preferred military bands because they were cheaper. 1941 was the year that changed.
1943: Vinyl is the most widely used medium for recorded music.
1945: World War II ends. Thank god.
1946: The Lea Act is passed by Congress.
1948: The first 33.3 RPM micro-groove vinyl record is released by Columbia. This was called an LP (long play) because it could play more music.
1949: RCA released the 45 RPM record to compete with the LP.
Swing and Jazz
Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, and Ernest Tubb are just some of the names from this era.