Yesterday in the office we got talking about the first music singles or albums that we all brought! This was a little embarrassing for some, but hey, we were all a lot younger back then and as we have grown up our music taste has got a lot better, (I think!)
Louise – Paul Young ‘Everytime You Go Away’ single on 7” vinyl
Andy – Tottenham Hotspurs featuring Chas and Dave ‘Spurs are on their way to Wembley’ single on 7” vinyl, very strange considering Andy did not like football!
We all brought our first singles or albums on different types of medium but now we all buy our music digitally for our mp3 players. The question is what will we be buying our music on in the next 20 years?
Share your first single or album you purchased with us…
This week, 30 years ago Sony launched the Walkman. This was the first generation of portable music players and was very different to the lightweight and colourful mp3 players that we carry around today.
This article challenges a thirteen year old boy to swap his ipod for the original walkman for one week, see how he got on.
He makes some valued points about the Walkman compared to his ipod – size, colour and ease of use just being a few points he picked up on. What we have to remember is that this was the very beginning of portable music and technology has developed greatly over the past 30 years into something that we recognize today. But if it was not for the genius idea of being able to make our music portable would the ipod and other mp3 players exist today…