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Happy 30th Birthday To The CD

Posted by on October 1, 2012

30 years ago today, the first Compact Disc players became commercially available in Japan. At $1,000, they weren’t cheap, and they wouldn’t arrive in the United States for another six months. Developed jointly by Sony and Philips, the first album to be released on CD was Billy Joel’s 52nd Street. It took a while for […]

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