Portable Radio

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Dublin Core

Title

Portable Radio

Subject

Evolution of Music

Description

The picture is of a Sony walkman with headphones and of a Kent cigarette packaging to compare the size of the walkman. The Walkman is a portable cassette player that can clip on your clothes and was not overwhelmingly big in size. This became popular in the early 1980s and allows people to listen to their favorite music and artists on the move. Now people could exercise and do homework listening to their own music and not disturb anyone else. This was a step away from vinyl records and not being able to listen to music when you are moving outside of your house or car. The Walkman is a revolutionary design that paved the way for modern iPods and iPhones to listen to music with. 

Source

Google Arts & Culture. “Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C., United States.” Accessed April 25, 2021. https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/smithsonian-american-art-museum.

Publisher

TimeLife

Date

1981

Collection

Citation

“Portable Radio,” Technology of the 1980s, accessed February 5, 2023, https://1980stechexploration.omeka.net/items/show/26.