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  • Sep 21, 1899
    The Gramophone Company, the parent of RCA Victor, buys a picture of a dog entranced by a recording device. The painting, titled "His Master's Voice," becomes a trademark for RCA
    Jul 10, 1900
    Emile Berliner files for a U.S. trademark for British artist Francis Barraud's painting of a dog listening to a gramophone. The image, titled "His Master's Voice," becomes a symbol for RCA
    Oct 17, 1919
    The Radio Corporation of America is formed. RCA becomes one of the most-storied labels in country's history, representing such acts as Elvis Presley, Dolly Parton, Alabama, Clint Black, Eddy Arnold, Chet Atkins and The Carter Family
    Apr 1, 1927
    RCA Records introduces the first automatic record changer in Germany
    Sep 17, 1931
    RCA Records introduces the 33-1/3 rpm long-playing record
    Feb 28, 1934
    Fiddlin' John Carson holds his final recording session in Camden, New Jersey
    Aug 7, 1934
    Bill Boyd holds his first recording session for RCA Victor, in San Antonio, Texas
    Apr 9, 1935
    Hank Snow writes a letter to RCA Records in Montreal, asking to record for the label. RCA's response is intended to discourage him, but leaves the door slightly open: "Unless you have original numbers it is very unlikely that we would be interested"
    Oct 11, 1936
    Hank Snow signs his first recording contract with the Canadian division of RCA
    Nov 6, 1937
    Hank Snow begins four days of recording at RCA's new recording studio in Montreal. "The Blue Velvet Band" becomes his first Canadian hit

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