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August 14, 1888: One of the First Music Recordings is Played
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August 14, 1888: One of the First Music Recordings is Played

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Today in 1888, Thomas Edison’s “Perfected” Phonograph was presented for the first time in London.  Composer Arthur Sullivan’s “The Last Chord” was played over it, making it one of (if not the) first musical recordings in history.