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FIRST WALKMAN WENT ON SALE IN 1979

1979 - First walkman | Walkman, Retro gadgets, Sony walkman

The transistor radio was a technological marvel that put music
literally into consumers’ hands in the mid-1950s. It was cheap,
it was reliable and it was portable, but it could never even
approximate the sound quality of a record being played on
a home stereo. It was, however, the only technology available
to on-the-go music lovers until the Sony Corporation sparked
a revolution in personal electronics with the introduction of
the first personal stereo cassette player. A device as astonishing
on first encounter as the cellular phone or digital camera would
later be, the Sony Walkman went on sale for the very first time
on July 1, 1979.

   
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The Sony Walkman is back from 1979 and you can buy it now | Better Homes and Gardens

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GUITAR PIONEER WAS BORN ON THIS DAY

Les Paul And The Harmonica Holder He Invented As A Child - The Delite
At the age of eight, Les Paul began playing the harmonica.
After learning the piano, he switched to the guitar. During
this time he invented a neck-worn harmonica holder.

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Les Paul (Lester William Polsfuss)
(June 9, 1915 – August 12, 2009) 

 

Paul, was a jazz, country, and blues guitarist, songwriter, and
inventor. He was one of the pioneers of the
solid-body electric
guitar, and his prototype, called the Log, served as inspiration
for the
Gibson Les Paul. Paul taught himself how to play guitar,
and while he is mainly known for jazz and popular music, he
had an early career in country music. In the 1950s, he and his
wife, singer and guitarist
Mary Ford, recorded numerous records,
selling millions of copies.

Paul is credited with many recording innovations. His early
experiments with
overdubbing (also known as sound on
sound
), delay effects such as tape delay, phasing, and
multitrack recording.          
         

His licks, trills, chording sequences, fretting techniques, and
timing set him apart from his contemporaries and inspired
many guitarists of the present day. (From Wikipedia)

      
      
      
      
      
     
Guitar's leading man comes to ASU | ASU Now: Access, Excellence, Impact
Les (with wife, Mary Ford) in their home recording studio.

Barry's Discs: Group Pop Vocals

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THE RETRO BLOG REMEMBER THESE DEPT.

The 8-track tape technology was popular from the mid-1960s to
the early 1980s.


Inventor George Eash invented a design in 1953, called the
Fidelipac cartridge, also called the NAB cartridge.    

The Lear Jet Stereo 8 cartridge was designed by Richard Kraus
while working for the
Lear Jet Corporation.

George Edward Eash (1927-2006) - Find A Grave Memorial
George Eash (1927 – 2006)

8-Track Music Players Were Originally Invented For Use In What? – MindBounce

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NEW RADIO–PHONOGRAPH FOR THE 1940’s

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A FINE RETRO RADIO FROM 1948 ~

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Vintage Truetone Portable Radio, Model D3840, AM Band, 6 Vacuum Tubes.   

Truetone was the private label radio, television and electronics
brand of Western Auto Supply Company of Kansas City,
Missouri.

In the late 1920s, radio was taking the country by storm and
Western Auto was looking for new items to add to its line of
merchandise.

After selling radio tubes under its "Wizard" brand in the 1920s,
the company offered its first Truetone brand radios in 1931.
 

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