Compact Disc Celebrates its 30th Anniversary

Compact Disc 30th Anniversary

I know CD’s have been around for a while but I had no idea that they were actually older than I am. Although CD’s may not be as popular now as they were 10 years ago, it’s pretty amazing that they’ve been around for this long and are still selling. Originally a spin-off of the much less successful LaserDisc technology, Sony and Philips finally made progress with the Compact Disc when on October 1, 1982 Billy Joel’s 52nd Street became the first CD album to be released. Since then over 200,000,000,000 (200 Billion) CDs had been sold worldwide.

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