Before iPods, iPhones or even portable CD players there was the Sony Walkman. The Walkman changed the way a generation consumed music.
The closest today’s generation will get to experiencing a Walkman is seeing Chris Pratt dancing around listening to music on his walkman in Guardians of the Galaxy. While today’s technology allows you the ability to walk around with millions of songs at your fingertips, the idea of listening to your favorite song on the go 40 years ago, however, was truly revolutionary.
On July 1, 1979 Sony released the iconic Walkman and changed the way we listened to music forever. So, we should all take a moment to thank Sony for the leading the way for all portable music players.
Brad is a tech and music know-it-all who has probably seen whatever band you’re currently listening to. He’s also the graphic designer for The Citizen.