Vintage Shellac Records

The origin story behind the naming of The Beatles is famously murky, although many sources agree that the name was at least briefly spelled with two "e"s as an insectile homage to Buddy Holly and the Crickets. Unwittingly, the bug reference also turned out to be related to the early days of records, when discs were made from the resinous "lac" secretions of a scaly insect known as kerria lacca, which is native to India and other parts of...Continue Reading