The vinyl record player was invented back in 1877 by Thomas Alva Edison. Our parents all have fond memories of listening to their record players as kids. However, even though we have more modern technology now such as iPods and mp3 players, record players are starting to make a comeback. I personally bought one, and I have albums from recent artists such as Taylor Swift. I find it interesting how history can blend together when a record player from a previous generation meets modern times with popular music from current artists on vinyl.