After creating a superior method for duplicating sound recordings, machinist Eldridge R. Johnson, inventor Leon Douglass(*) and possibly gramophone record inventor Emile Berliner incorporate the Victor Talking Machine Company in Camden, NJ..
Billy Joel’s 52nd Street, the first mass-market CD
The disc phonograph record soon defeats the phonograph cylinder, and remains the king of recorded media until …
Oct. 1, 1982, when Sony begins selling the first mass-market CD player, the CDP-101 compact disc player. The first consumer digital audio format plays up to 80 minutes – 40 minutes longer than most LP albums … without any wear.