The Sony Walkman was introduced 40 years ago. When it first came out, it was the biggest change in musical listening since the record player. It ushered in an era of personal listening, and, with the popularity of cassette tapes, changed the music industry.
- As Sony's Walkman Turns 35, a Look Back at Its Inception (Shows a photo of the TCS-300)
- TPS-L2 (the first Walkman)
- 3M Wollensak Magnetic Tape Recorder, Model 1500 SS, 1960-1965
- Aiwa portable cassettes players
- Home Taping Is Killing Music (Wikipedia)
- Laurie Anderson: United States Live
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