BBC Rewind: The fall and rise of vinyl records

In the postwar era, vinyl records – singles or albums – reigned supreme until the rise of rival technologies. But after years of decline, vinyl records are making a comeback, with sales now at their highest for 26 years.

Saturday 16 April is Record Store Day, a movement which started in the US nine years ago as a means of supporting independent retailers and spearheading the vinyl revival.

This year’s event will be the biggest so far, with 230 stores taking part across the UK.

BBC Rewind takes a look back at the fall and rise of the record.

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