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How to make a 7 inch single


It is 60 years since RCA record company released the first commercial seven-inch single, spinning at 45rpm.

To celebrate the anniversary, BBC News has been given access to a factory that still makes singles.

Bob Bailey is commercial manager at The Vinyl Factory and has worked at the record making plant for 35 years.


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