Come with Me Back to 1982 for a Report on the Introduction of a New Thing Called the Compact Disc

In 1981, ABC ran a program ran a program called Towards 2000. One of their early reports was about the history of recorded music up to the release of this new thing called the “compact disc.”


Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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