PocketDisc was a type of flexidisc, made by Americom Corporation and experimented with in the late 1960s, small enough (4 in (10 cm) in diameter) to be carried in one's pocket or shipped in an envelope and not as fragile as a standard record, but could able to be played on the standard manual-only phonograph or record player (at 45 RPM). The PocketDisc was cheaper than the Hip Pocket Records manufactured by Philco that sold them to be played on portable record players, which were specially created for the disks.
Artists who appeared on these disks included The Beatles, Aretha Franklin, The Beach Boys, Steppenwolf, Jimi Hendrix, Neil Diamond, The Five Americans, The Doors, Sonny and Cher, Merrilee Rush, and Joan Baez. The disks were sold in vending machines for 50 cents or counter displays at stores for 49 cents, was later reduced to 39 cents. Each disk had a capacity of about 3.5 minutes of music per side. This meant songs like The Beatles' "Hey Jude" could not be played in their entirety.
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- A Philco "Hip Pocket Record" of "Western Union" by the Five Americans
- Remembering Hip Pocket Records
- Beatles Pocket Disks
- Beatles on Lost Formats
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