History of technology and music

  • Zenith introduces the "Lazy Boy", the first television remote control it had a cable.

    Zenith introduces the "Lazy Boy", the first television remote control it had a cable.
    The first TV remote in our house wasn't ultrasonic, infrared, or even mechanical.
  • The episode of "I Love Lucy" aired on Monday, October 15th on the CBS Television Network.

    The episode of "I Love Lucy" aired on Monday, October 15th on the CBS Television Network.
    First aired on Monday, October 15th 1951.
  • Coast-to-coast network TV is a reality via telephone company coaxial cables.

    Coast-to-coast network TV is a reality via telephone company coaxial cables.
    A television network is a telecommunications network for distribution and that means that cable-TV companies could move into the phone business.
  • The first pre-recorded reel-to-reel tape

    The first pre-recorded reel-to-reel tape
    Since the widespread adoption of reel-to-reel audio tape recording in the 1950s, audio tapes was exposure.
  • On March 25, the first color television sets rolled out of the RCA Victor factory in Bloomington, Indiana

    On March 25, the first color television sets rolled out of the RCA Victor factory in Bloomington, Indiana
    The first color television sets rolled off the assembly line of RCA's factory in Bloomington, Indiana. Costing $1,000 at a time.
  • Larger 12" LP's overtake 10" LP's as the preferred size for long-playing records.

    Larger 12" LP's overtake 10" LP's as the preferred size for long-playing records.
    10-inch disc records were introduced, followed by 12-inch records.
  • NBC debuts a weekend radio network format called MONITOR on Sunday, June 12th,

    NBC debuts a weekend radio network format called MONITOR on Sunday, June 12th,
    Airing live and nationwide on the NBC Radio Network, it originally aired at 8am, weekend radio program broadcast from June 12
  • The "NBC Peacock" logo (symbol of compatible "Living Color") debuts in July

    The "NBC Peacock" logo (symbol of compatible "Living Color") debuts in July
    Original NBC Peacock Logo used 1956 - 1962; ... The Peacock graphic logo as a still image was first seen in July of 1956 (according to Chicago's NBC/5 Web Site.)
  • Compatible Stereo disks and record players are offered for sale (33 1/3 and 45rpm.)

    Compatible Stereo disks and record players are offered for sale (33 1/3 and 45rpm.)
    The number of audio channels provided ("mono", "stereo", "quad", etc.). The Phonograph disc record was the primary medium used for music.
  • Sony introduces the first "solid-state" TV set, using transistors instead of vacuum tubes.

    Sony introduces the first "solid-state" TV set, using transistors instead of vacuum tubes.
    The use of transistors instead of vacuum tubes as the amplifier elements meant that the now-familiar 9-volt battery was introduced for powering transistor radios.
  • FM Stereo radio broadcasting begins and FM slowly starts to gain respect.

     FM Stereo radio broadcasting begins and FM slowly starts to gain respect.
    As radio broadcasting began, the future for record players initially looked bleak.
  • Multitrack analog tape recording starts being used in recording studios.

    Multitrack analog tape recording starts being used in recording studios.
    The use of magnetic tape for sound recording, century analog magnetic tape is largely being replaced by digital recording technologies.
  • Douglas C. Engelbart demonstrates the first computer mouse (made of wood.)

    Douglas C. Engelbart demonstrates the first computer mouse (made of wood.)
    Doug Engelbart invented the computer mouse in the early 1960s in his research the basic idea for the mouse first came to him in 1961 while sitting in a conference device with perpendicular wheels mounted in a carved out wooden block.
  • The 8-track stereo tape cartridge is developed for automobile use by Lear

    The 8-track stereo tape cartridge is developed for automobile use by Lear
    Bill Lear Invents the 8-Track and Brings in Ford, Motorola, and RCA Victor ... and announced in 1965 that he had developed a cartridge with eight tracks
  • The "Dolby-A" professional noise reduction system is used in some recording studios

    The "Dolby-A" professional noise reduction system is used in some recording studios
    Dolby A was the company's first noise reduction system, presented in 1966. It was intended for use in professional recording studios, where it became.
  • The "Dolby-B" noise reduction system is introduced for consumer reel-to-reel and cassette tape recorders.

    The "Dolby-B" noise reduction system is introduced for consumer reel-to-reel and cassette tape recorders.
    Electronic noise reduction techniques were also developed to increase the signal-to-noise ratio and dynamic range.
  • The Internet begins as a link between four university labs, called ARPANET

    The Internet begins as a link between four university labs, called ARPANET
    3 ARPANET in popular culture; 4 See also; 5 References; 6 Further reading, a dedicated, end to end, electronic connection between the two communicating stations.
  • Gloria Gaynor records "Never Can Say Goodbye" -- the first disco record on US radio

    Gloria Gaynor records "Never Can Say Goodbye" -- the first disco record on US radio
    "Never Can Say Goodbye" Album certified Platinum in 1975, Gloria made history when Billboard gave birth to the 'Disco Action Charts.
  • Atari of Santa Clara, CA develops "Pong" -- the first electronic computer arcade game.

    Atari of Santa Clara, CA develops "Pong" -- the first electronic computer arcade game.
    At Atari. Inc., which had first introduced Pong as an arcade game
  • The first all solid-state video cameras are introduced using Bell Labs "CCD" charge-coupled device instead of an Image Orthicon or Plumbicon camera tube

    The first all solid-state video cameras are introduced using Bell Labs "CCD" charge-coupled device instead of an Image Orthicon or Plumbicon camera tube
    The video camera tube was a type of cathode ray tube used to capture the television image prior to the introduction of charge-coupled devices.
  • NBC's weekend radio format MONITOR is cancelled after nearly 20 years -- It's final broadcast airs on Sunday, January 26th.

  • A four-channel noise reduction system for optical sound tracks on 35mm film is introduced by Dolby labs (originally called "Dolby Stereo".)

  • Garrett Brown invents the gyroscopic Steadicam, a motion picture camera stabilizer mount, worn by the cameraman himself, first used in the movie "Rocky."

  • The Sugarhill Gang's "Rapper's Delight", is the first hip-hop record to reach Top 40 radio.

    This was the first Rap song to enter the US Top 40 cracking the US Top 40 in January, 1980 and becoming a seminal song in Hip-Hop history.
  • The MTV Music TV Cable Network debuts on the air at Midnight, August 1st.

     The MTV Music TV Cable Network debuts on the air at Midnight, August 1st.
    MTV: Music Television cable and satellite television channel owned by the MTV Networks Music & Logo these segments would appear to air "live" and debut across the MTV program a cover song at midnight immediately following the beginning of the new year.
  • The digital Compact Disc (CD) is introduced by a Japanese conglomerate.

    The digital Compact Disc (CD) is introduced by a Japanese conglomerate.
    At the time of the change, it was extremely unusual for a Japanese company.
  • The first CD released (in Japan) is Billy Joel's "52nd Street" (October, 1982.)

    The first CD released (in Japan) is Billy Joel's "52nd Street" (October, 1982.)
    On October 1, 1982, 52nd Street became the first album to be commercially released on compact disc by Sony Music Entertainment when it went on sale in Japan.
  • The first CD titles are released in the US in June (12 CBS, 15 Telarc, 30 Denon.)

    The first CD titles are released in the US in June (12 CBS, 15 Telarc, 30 Denon.)
    All CDs sold in the US previously had been import titles pressed for overseas.
  • NBC broadcasts the first television programs with stereo sound.

     NBC broadcasts the first television programs with stereo sound.
    Previous scholarship on television stereo sound has generally focused on the Welk's series became the first program to transmit in stereo sound.
  • Adoption of the CD starts taking a huge bite out of LP sales, causing them to drop 25%.

  • The Recording Industry Association of America (the RIAA) announces on June 19 that CDs have overtaken LP sales in the U.S.

  • The CD overtakes LP sales worldwide; CD-ROMs are developed as a computer medium able to store around 750 MegaBytes per disc

    The CD overtakes LP sales worldwide; CD-ROMs are developed as a computer medium able to store around 750 MegaBytes per disc
    It was developed under contract to Compugraphic, who manufactured it and it found wide use in small and medium-size businesses worldwide.
  • Phillips introduces a digital audio tape recorder (DAT) using a digital casette.

    Phillips introduces a digital audio tape recorder (DAT) using a digital casette.
    A TDK D-C60 cassette, a common speech-quality tape with a 60-minute its uses ranged from portable audio to home recording to data storage for.
  • The Moving Picture Experts Group MPEG-1 Audio Layer III (MP3) compressed audio file format becomes an international standard, and eventually the most popular formam for distributing digital audio over the Internet.

  • The "SoundScan" barcode tracking system of reporting music recording sales begins to bring accurate sales figures to record charts; Country music is now a bigger segment.

  • The DVD (Digital Versatile Disc) increases capacity of digital storage of audio and video on a CD (Compact Disc) medium; can store on to 4.7 GigaBytes per side; double-sided disks are possible though rare.

    The DVD (Digital Versatile Disc) increases capacity of digital storage of audio and video            on a CD (Compact Disc) medium; can store on to 4.7 GigaBytes per side; double-sided disks are possible though rare.
    Even though to data medium does not include any temporal constraints there may be an Audio Recorder
  • Philips introduces a digital audio tape recorder (DATA) using a digital cassette.

    Philips introduces a digital audio tape recorder (DATA) using a digital cassette.
    A TDK D-C60 cassette, a common speech-quality tape with a 60-minute its uses ranged from portable audio to home recording to data storage for.
  • The Mutual Broadcasting System is a victim of consolidation -- absorbed into Westwood One-CNN Radio on April 18, ending 65 years as an independent radio network.

    The Mutual Broadcasting System is a victim of consolidation -- absorbed into Westwood           One-CNN Radio on April 18, ending 65 years as an independent radio network.
    Formed in 1926 by the Radio Corporation of America (RCA), NBC of early broadcast business consolidation, radio manufacturer Radio Corporation.
  • Rival Audio DVD formats DVD-A and SACD (Super-Audio CD) introduced which offer superior sound than conventional CDs; DVD-A includes other media content as well.

     Rival Audio DVD formats DVD-A and SACD (Super-Audio CD) introduced which offer           superior sound than conventional CDs; DVD-A includes other media content as well.
    Universal is cutting CD prices by 30 percent (but not for classical) to analog LPs or the new DVD-Audio and Super Audio CD (SACD) formats.