TempoTrader's History of the American Music Industry - Part 7
Jukeboxes and Human Rights
1950: You can thank jukeboxes for Top 40 Radio. Yes, that's real.
1951: Columbia releases their own 45 rpm, lagging a few years behind RCA.
1953: RCA was scheming during the 40s, and released an electronic color TV. It became the most common television owned in America.
1954: Mr. Eash invents the first commercially viable audio tape. It looked like this. More importantly, segregation became illegal in the US.
1956: Columbia starts recording in stereo. Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat.
1958: RCA's first attempt at an audio cassette player fails.
1959: Fidel Castro becomes the new leader of Cuba.