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Re: [ARSCLIST] Early stereo mass market tapes

> From: "Tom Fine" <tflists@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Longines also put their brand on very early portable cassette/radio units, the
> precursors of the
> > boombox. We're talking circa late 60's. Both my older brothers had them and
> they lasted for ages. In
> > fact, I am pretty sure at least one of them lasted into the mid-70's because
> my oldest brother
> > replaced it with a new Panasonic very early boombox when we were in Japan in
> 1975 and the working
> > Longines was briefly in my possession until it stopped working. I never got
> the cash together to buy
> > a mutha boombox and by the time I had steady after school income and wasn't
> buying recording
> > equipment with every penny of it, the Walkman had been invented.

I remember being in New York on two occasions in the early 80s and noticing how the
streets had suddenly become quiet between visits, thanks to the Walkman.


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