Category Archives: Media

May 1980 Cassette

5-2-13                         May 1980 Cassette Happy birthday, Bunk Gardner (of The Mothers of Invention), born 1933.  On 5/2/64, the LP “Beatles’ Second Album” by The Beatles charted at No. 1 in the US.  On 5/5/73 Alice Cooper’s 45 of “No More … Continue reading

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More 45’s!

4-30-13          More 45’s On 4/30/66, the LP “Aftermath” by The Rolling Stones was No. 1 in England.  Richard Farina dies in a motorcycle crash, 1966. There’s a store in Orange County that purchased a rather amazing collection, “Port Of Sound” … Continue reading

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Smash Hits 1980

4-17-13         Smash Hits (Vol. 2, No. 8) April 17 – April 30th, 1980 Happy birthday, Lester Square! (of The Monochrome Set) (Born 1954).  On 4/17/65 The Beatles 45 “Ticket To Ride” charts at No. 1 in England.  Also on 4/17/65 … Continue reading

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New Device

3-27-13          New Device  On 3/27/65 The Who 45 “I Can’t Explain” charts at No. 8 in England.  Also on 3/27/65 the Yardbirds 45 “For Your Love” charts at No. 2 in England. Bowing to peer pressure from the GF, I … Continue reading

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Sony MX-670 / Equipment

3-18-13          Sony MX-670 / Equipment March 15th:  Happy birthday, Sly Stone (Sylvester Stewart), born 1944.  On 3/18/72 the Paul McCartney & Wings 45 “Give Ireland Back To The Irish” charts at No. 16 in England.  Happy birthday, Wilson Pickett!  (Born … Continue reading

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March 1980 Cassette

3-4-13             March 1980 Cassette March 1st:  Happy birthday, Harry Belafonte!  (Born 1927).  On 3-3-73 Slade “Cum On Feel The Noise” 45 was No. 1 in England; on 3-2-74 Slade “Old, New, Borrowed and Blue” LP was No. 1 in England. … Continue reading

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Smash Hits 1980

2-21-13          Smash Hits (Vol. 2, No. 4) February 21 – March 5, 1980 Happy birthday, Ron Nagle (Durocs), born 1939.  On 2/24/68 the Lemon Pipers 45 “Green Tambourine” charts at No. 7 in England.  On 2/22/69 the Glen Campbell 45 … Continue reading

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February 1980 Cassette

2-4-13             February 1980 Cassette February 1st:  Happy Birthday, Jimmy Carl Black (the Indian of the group), born 1938.  On 2/4/67 the Spencer Davis Group 45 “I’m A Man” charts at No. 9 in England.  On 2/2/74 The Carpenters “The … Continue reading

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Indochine

1-29-13          Indochine On 1/29/66 the Bob Dylan 45 “Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?” charts at No. 17 in England.  On 1/29/72 George Harrison / V.A. “Concert For Bangla Desh” 3LP boxed set was No. 1 in England.  Happy … Continue reading

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Next Month

Hi there,I am preparing to write most of next month’s blogs at present – i think the topic will be ‘formats’. 7″, 12″, LP, Cassette, 8-track, Reel-to-reel, VHS, Beta, Laser disc, DVD, SA-CD, DAT, DCC etc.  

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