Thursday, 21 December 2006

1980s - The Sony Walkman Arrives...

Invented in Japan in 1979, and first released in Britain as the "Sony Stowaway" in 1980 (also its American release year), the personal stereo was first patented here under its original name, "Sony Walkman", in 1981.

Cheaper versions were available, but this advertisement from late 1984 shows the original mobile music gadget dropping below £30.