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Record World   
Record World was a music industry trade magazine published from 1946 to April of 1982. Until 1964 it was called "Music Vendor"
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NOTICE
Incomplete Issues
Many issues have missing pages or ads and articles cut out. This is a very hard publication to obtain, and we managed to get issues that had been saved at a number of record companies like Del Fi and Original Sound and had spent many years in storage. We will attempt to fill in the missing issues and missing pages, but for the moment this is a large collection of a very rare magazine.
If you have any of the needed or incomplete issues, please donate or lend them for scanning
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Last issue
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