Early recordings on zinc are pressed on glass, then celluloid.
He begins marketing 5-inch disk records in Europe in 1889. He incorporates the United States Gramophone Co. in Washington D.C. in 1892; in Nov. 1894 it begins offering 7-inch gramophone records, pressed on hard rubber, on the Berliner Gramophone label.
The single does not chart in the US, but goes on to become one of the most famous rock songs. Also released: the band’s fourth studio album — called ‘Zoso’ or Led Zeppelin IV which reaches US#2, UK#1. ( Website ) ▷DDG:Zeppelin links▹
David Bowie (David Bowman) has a UK#1 with a song he recorded in 1969, Space Oddity (Space Odyssey).
It had reached UK#5 in 1969 after the BBC used it during the US Apollo moon landing. It’s from his Nov. 4, 1969 2nd album, re-released in 1972, which made the top-20 in the US & UK.