August – More music history #1 – Magnetophon, Cassette, Stiff, Bauhaus, Rhodes

1935

The first practical audio tape recorder, the AEG Magnetophon K1 is shown at the Berlin Radio Show.(*)

1963


EL3300

Philips introduces the compact cassette at the Berlin Radio Show. It also introduces the EL3300 player.

1976

Protopunk album The Modern Lovers, vocals by Jonathan Richman, is finally released on Beserkley Records.

1976
Stiff Records (*) releases its first UK single, So It Goes by Nick Lowe.

1979

English band Bauhaus releases its first single, Bela Lugosi’s Dead.

1982
Release of the Rhodes Chroma (*), an early microprocessor-based (80186) analog subtractive synthesizer.

Designed by ARP Instruments, Inc. just before bankruptcy, it’s developed and sold (original price $5300) by Fender for five years. ▷Synth that Survived▹

See also: Curtis CEM, Polaris

1982

Brit singer/songwriter Joe Jackson(*) releases Steppin’ Out.