The vinyl solution! -- Zep starts...here? -- This guy knew how to write dem hooks...

Philips automatic record player, c 1974. (Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

6/21/1948 (71 years ago today) - A music industry standard (still) so strong that the digital age has yet to kill it: On this date in New York City, Columbia Records launched a new type of vinyl disc that plays at thirty-three-and-one-third rotations-per-minute! Happy 'sort-of' Birthday to the 33-1/3 RPM album, which hasn't been bettered by anything else that's come along and that gladdens our hearts in a big way...

6/21/1966 (53 years ago today) - The Marquee Club, London: Jimmy Page makes his live onstage debut with The Yardbirds, so technically you could argue that this is the beginning of Led Zeppelin, really...

6/21/1932 - Happy Birthday to Boris Claudio Schifrin, 87 years old today and definitely better known as Lalo Schifrin -- The Argentine pianist, composer, arranger and conductor is renowned for a large body of film and TV scores that have become part of music history, most notably the original theme for "Mission: Impossible" (you cannot possibly think about that title without simultaneously hearing the music) -- Long held in high esteem by the jazz crowd, Lalo is also noted for his work with Clint Eastwood, starting with cult-fave "Coogan's Bluff" and on through the "Dirty Harry" movies (that first one in particular is an astonishing piece of work, one of the best movie soundtracks of all time) -- He also scored the classics "Enter The Dragon" (w/Bruce Lee), "Bullitt" (w/Steve McQueen) and "Cool Hand Luke" (w/Paul Newman), though (somewhat strangely) his original score for "The Exorcist" (1973) was nixed by director William Friedkin; gotta say we would love to have heard that!!! In 2016, his "Mission: Impossible" theme was inducted into The Grammy Hall Of Fame...

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