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The Seventies were hard to beat for recording technology and musical creativity. Peregrinations, released in 1975 by jazz drummer, Chico Hamilton, was a particularly inspired album, . The February 1975 edition of Recording Magazine has a neat interview with both Jay McKnight, of MRL calibration tapes, and Robert K. Morrison, of STL calibration tapes. (Mr. Morrison used to cut 33+1/3 RPM soundtracks at Picto-Sound on a bank of Universal lathes. Please see Cypher's post on such an one in our Vintage forum.)
There are many historically amusing recording-related ads in the old editions of Recording Magazine, including this mastering ad by Dick McGrew:
Go ahead and download the scan: