On This Day – Transistor Radio


 
On this day in 1955, Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering – a company that would become SONY – sold the first transistor radio. For kids growing up between then and the late 1970s when the Walkman portable cassette player was introduced (again by SONY), the transistor radio became what the iPhone is today: a connection. We took them to the beach, to the woods, to the streets. We had our music in our bedrooms and hanging from the handlebars of our bikes. We listened to ballgames with our friends and heard new music from Motown to the New Wave.

Published by mikepowernyc

New album "Observations" available now. A veteran of NYC’s underground music scene, Mike Power played on the stages of such beloved lost venues as CBGB’s and Kenny’s Castaways, as well as stalwart surviving ones like Arlene’s Grocery and the Bitter End as singer/songwriter/bassist with Late Model Humans. In 2020, quarantining from the global pandemic he worked remotely with other artists to record a collection of new music called Observations, that infuses his punk roots with introspective acoustic pieces.

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