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September - Binaural recording session is held at Engineer's Hall in New York for Atlantic Records with Wilbur DeParis and his Rampart Street
October - Emory Cook debuts his two-channel binaural records at the New York Audio Fair and Atlantic Records issues "the first commercial binaural
November - Emory Cook debuts 2 channel binaural records at the New York Audio Fair 1 image
December - Rafael Kubelik and the Mercury Orchestra recorded in stereo on a Magnecord 1 image
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March - A-V Tape Libraries release the first two commercial binaural tapes as part of their Concert Classics series.
March - The Livingston Electronic Corp. announces their new tape label, Audiosphere, Inc.
March - A-V Tape Libraries release the first two commercial binaural tapes 1 image
June - RCA Victor introduces a 2 track stereo recorder, model RT-11, with in-line or stacked heads.
June - RCA Victor is the first major label to issue pre-recorded tapes.
July - We thought RCA Victor's announcement would, so to speak, unplug the dike and that there would be a story.
October - Audiosphere (Livingston) releases a "Bi-Fi" playback only machine to help move the stereo industry forward .
November - Livingston plans to tape and release material for five independent record companies, Atlantic Records, Empirical, Esoteric, Oceanic and
December - Webcor/Concertapes & Audiosphere distribute their first binaural (stereo) catalogues.
- The first commercial 2-track stereo ? tapes are released.
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March - Omegatape offers stereophonic tapes.
October - Bel Canto issues stereophonic tapes
October - Omegatapes issues stereophonic tapes
November - Sonotape releases seven stereo tapes.
December - Tape Recording publishes the first stereo directory of tapes with approximately 150 titles listed.
December - Sony Sterecord releases five tapes.
December - Bell advertises their new stereophonic tape recorder.
- Concert Hall Society releases binaural tapes.
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February - Ampex delivers an eight-track recorder to Les Paul and Mary Ford.
April - Connoisseur stereo discs (records) are heard at the London Audio Fair.
May - Stereo Tape One-Stop in Palisades Park, NJ, issues a 48-page catalog with 350 titles.
May - Stereophony Incorporated issues stereo tapes.
June - Klipschtape offers 15 IPS tapes. John Fargle, manager of the Klipschtape division, announces they will make available six stereo releases at 15
June - Sonotape releases a stereophonic alignment tape.
June - Urania releases stereo tapes.
July - Phonotapes, located in NYC, releases 3 stereo tapes.
July - Mercury releases a sampler and twelve stereo tapes, priced at $12.95.
July - Capitol releases 13 stereo tapes, Inline 7 1/2 IPS.
August - Vanguard based in New York City, releases nine 1/2 track stereo tapes for stacked or staggered heads, priced between $11.95 and $14.95.
August - Blue Note releases two stereo tapes, Art Blakey - ORGY IN RHYTHM: BNST 101 and 102, produced by Rudy Van Gelder.
September - Stereophonic rental library of Chicago offers tapes for $1.65 For 30 day rental. Perhaps they became the source for Cal Western
September - Audio Fidelity in NYC, releases 5 stereo tapes at $12.95 stacked or staggered.
September - Contemporary in Los Angeles releases 6 jazz stereo tapes, CT 1-6 Shelley Manne CT-1, Barney Kessel CT-2, Curtis Counce CT-3, Shelley
October - Concertapes in Winnetka, IL, release first stereo tapes.
October - Columbia releases ten stereo tapes.
November - Stere-O-Craft releases 8 stereo tapes , TN 100-107. Primarily jazz and one blues tape.
December - Stereo music on tape had reached its highest level of popularity among audiophiles.