Monday October 01, 2012

The CD Turns 30 Today

The CD turns 30 today. The first compact disc player and commercially available CD were launched on October 1st, 1982.

On October 1 1982, Joel’s sixth studio album, 52nd Street, was the first commercially released CD albumآ…which means CDs are 30-years-old today. It’s worth noting here that 52nd Street wasn’t a new album آ– it was launched initially in 1978, but it was selected for relaunch on the new digital audio disc, rolling out alongside the first CD player آ– the Sony CDP-101 آ– in Japan.