Daily Almanac for Thursday, October 21, 2021; Day 294 of the Year

On this date in 1908, Columbia Records ran an advertisement in the Saturday Evening Post for the first two-sided record. Sony is now the owner of Columbia. Logo by Columbia Records Courtesy Sony via wikipedia commons, Public Domain, https commons.wikimedia.org

FROM WIKIPEDIA COMMONS

Columbia Records is an American record label owned by Sony Music Entertainment, a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, the North American division of Japanese conglomerate Sony. It was founded on January 15, 1889, evolving from the American Graphophone Company, the successor to the Volta Graphophone Company. Columbia is the oldest surviving brand name in the recorded sound business, and the second major company to produce records. From 1961 to 1991, Columbia recordings were released outside North America under the name CBS Records to avoid confusion with EMI‘s Columbia Graphophone Company. Columbia is one of Sony Music’s four flagship record labels, alongside former longtime rival RCA Records, as well as Arista Records and Epic Records.

Artists who have recorded for Columbia include AC/DCAdeleAerosmithLouis ArmstrongGene AutryCount BasieTony BennettLeonard BernsteinBeyoncéBlue Öyster CultThe ByrdsMariah CareyJohnny CashCheap TrickThe ClashLeonard CohenMiles DavisDoris DayNeil DiamondCeline DionBob DylanEarth, Wind & FireDuke EllingtonBillie HolidayBilly JoelJanis JoplinJourneyJohnny MathisGeorge MichaelWillie NelsonLil Nas XPink FloydSantanaFrank SinatraSimon & GarfunkelBruce SpringsteenBarbra StreisandTyler, The Creator, and numerous other artists.

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