Happy Birthday CDs…

I read in the Merc today that CDs first went into mass production 25 years ago today, Aug. 17, 1982.

I remember that.

I recall that the first players were really expensive and most college students couldn’t afford one. I also remember when I finally did buy one. It was the Summer of 1985.

The reason I remember is that there was a new Dire Straits album (thats what we called them in those days), Brothers in Arms, that was recorded digitally and the only way to really experience it was with a CD.

The first time I heard it I knew it was time to get a CD player. I went out that day and bought a player and the CD.

I’ve still got it (the CD, not the player).


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