Friday, November 18, 2011

Today In Oldies 11/18/11

Golden Hits Radio's Everything Oldies.....Oldies news you can depend on! 

Who Moved My CDs? 

As an Oldies fan, your music library has most been fully replaced at least a few times over the course of your life.....from vinyl, to cassette, and currently CDs, with the possibility of a few 8-tracks as well during a misguided era of the 70's.  In the opinion of several music industry analysts, you may soon be forced to change it again. The question is, how soon?

As with many hot button issues, there are varied opinions on that.  An online publication speculates it could be as early as next year that the major labels plan to abandon the CD format and begin to offer music exclusively via digital download.  Billboard advises us not to throw out our CD collection with the bath water just yet, and foresees at least a few more years of viability for the format.  And while CD sales have declined sharply over the past few years, they still account for 74% of all music sales in the U.S. according to the Los Angeles Times

Today in 1978, the first album to ever be commercially released on CD spent its first week at #1 on the Billboard Album Chart.  Four years later, it would be the very first album to usher in a new format and cause us to spend a small fortune replacing our cassettes and vinyl. 

Here's a sample from that album, the biggest hit from Billy Joel's 52nd Street......

Golden Hits Radio's Burning Question of the Day

One of rock and roll's most notorious marriages came to an end today in 1970.  Who were the no longer happily married divorcees? 

Come back to Everything Oldies tomorrow to find the answer, and leave a Comment below with your best guess! 

Yesterday's Burning Question (and Answer) of the Day

The name on his birth certificate reads "Steven Georgiou", and now he goes by yet another adopted name, but his 70's era stint topping the music charts came under the name ______________?

Answer: Cat Stevens

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