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I love useless knowledge, especially when they apply to things that aren't really around anymore, like CDs.
Alan Cross has a series of "Facts about the Compact Disc" posts on his Science of Rock blog, with just such fun facts like this:
- The first compact disc to be manufactured in America (as opposed to Germany or Japan) was Bruce Springsteen’s Born in the USA in 1984.
- In 1984, Sony became the first company to offer an in-dash CD player for cars.
- In 1985, Mercedes-Benz was the first automobile manufacturer to offer an in-dash CD player in its vehicles.
- The first artist to switch his entire catalogue over to compact disc was David Bowie in 1985.
- The Beatles did not allow any of their albums to be transferred to compact disc until 1987.
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