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    Fast Facts: April 2

    •  To be a RIAA-certified gold record, an album needs to sell 100,000 copies in Britain and 500,000 in the United States.

    • Music was sent across a telephone line for the first time in 1876, the year the phone was invented.

    • The CD was developed by Philips and Sony in 1980.

    • About 1/3 of recorded CDs are pirated.

    • Ireland has won the most Eurovision song contests with seven wins.

    • At eight Brit Awards, Annie Lennox holds the record.

    • The first pop music video was “”Bohemian Rhapsody”” by Queen, released in 1975.

    • The British are the highest per capita spenders on music, buy 7.2 percent of the world’s music.

    • The harmonica is the world’s best-selling music instrument.


    • The last note on a keyboard is C.

    • DVD discs are the same diameter (120 mm) and thickness (1.2 mm) as a CD, but a DVD can store 13 times or more data.

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