July 2nd, 1979 Sony introduced the Walkman, Portable Cassette Player

Jul 02, 2014

By Valerie Massie

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walkman_sony_600x450On July 2nd, 1979, Sony introduced the Walkman, the first portable audio cassette player.

Over the next 30 years they sold over 385 million Walkmans in cassette, CD, mini-disc and digital file versions, and were the market leaders until the arrival of Apple’s iPod and other new digital devices.
Source: This Day in Music

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