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JFK MEMORIAL ALBUM SETS RECORD IN SALES

December 12, 1963


JFK MEMORIAL ALBUM SETS RECORD IN SALES


New York City (JFK+50) Today the vinyl, “LP” recording, “John Fitzgerald Kennedy: A Memorial Album” set a record for sales.


Four million copies have been sold since the album was released just six days ago.


The “long play” record includes some of JFK’s greatest speeches & tributes to his memory.  


The late President was assassinated in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963.


Each copy sells for 99 cents & the proceeds go to the Joseph Kennedy, Jr. Foundation for Mental Retardation.


The album was released on the Premier Label.


The title across the top of the cover reads:


JOHN FITZGERALD KENNEDY

“Ask not what your country can do for you….Ask what you can do for your country.”

Inaugural Address, Jan 20, 1961


The cover displays a large color close-up photograph of the President.


The album is produced by New York City radio station WMCA & is a recording of a program presented on the station on Friday, Nov. 22, 1963.


It is narrated by Ed Brown.


The JFK speech recordings are from the files of Radio Press International.


Follow the link below to hear the album.  Length 33:50.*


*The JFK Memorial Album currently is available at amazon.com for $6.75 new & 85 cents used.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unrgwCpZ70M




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JFK MEMORIAL ALBUM

December 12, 1963


Today a vinyl, “LP” recording, “John Fitzgerald Kennedy: A Memorial Album” set a record for album sales. Four million copies sold in less than one week.  


The record includes some of JFK’s best speeches & tributes to his memory.  Each copy sold for 99 cents & proceeds went to the Joseph Kennedy, Jr. Foundation for Mental Retardation.


December 12, 1901


 Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi announced today that he has sent the first “wireless” transmission from Cornwall to Newfoundland, a distance of 2200 miles. 


 The transmission was the single Morse Code letter “S”.  


The announcement has been questioned because apparently there is no independent confirmation of the transmission.*


*Marconi is widely considered to be the inventor of the “radio”.  Ironically, he said: “Have I done the world good, or have I added a menace.” 

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