The CD at 30
Today is the 30th anniversary of what is understood to be the birth of the mass-market cd. Given the very reliable transition to new technologies in the music industry just about every 30 years, nobody may care or even remember to mark the cd’s 40th, or maybe even its 35th. So dust off that old Billy Joel disc and enjoy!
Unless you’re a typical southern gospel fan, in which case, you probably think the cd is finally coming into its prime, thank you very much. At least, I have members of my family who only started regularly buying cds and NOT primarily listening to their gospel music on cassettes (pronounced CASS-sets) within the last ten years, which means … I don’t really know what, except that southern gospel has never been accused of rushing into new technology, and somewhere there’s probably still somebody enjoying their favorite Inspirations music on an 8-track player.
Now if y’all will excuse me I’ve got to go turn the crank on my Victrola a few times.Email this Post