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20 Sep 2017
1885- Chichester Bell and Charles Tainter develop the graphophone which uses wax cylinders.
Emile Berliner invents a flat disc for recording. He experiments with various sizes and materials.
Edison records the human voice using a foil cylinder and invents the phonograph.
(1900-1920- Lee DeForest helps develop AM Radio).
Emil Berliner and Eldridge Johnson found the Victor Talking Machine company and 10” shellac records are introduced.
World War I 1914-1918.
Till we meet again By Lewis James & Charles Hart.
Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is ratified on August 18, giving women the right to vote.
Great Depression 1920 -1939
Prohibition 1920 -1933.
World War II 1939-1945.
Over the rainbow by Judy Garland.
AM (amplitude modulation) radio takes off.
FM radio is patented by Edwin Armstrong.
Pearl Harbor 1941.
33 ⅓RPM Long Playing Vinyl (LP) is released by CBS/Columbia.
In February Hattie McDaniel becomes the first African-American actor to win an Academy Award.
45RPM 7” vinyl is released by RCA Victor.
Korean War 1950-1953.
Vietnam War 1955.
In December 1955, a Montgomery activist named Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give her seat on a city bus to a white person.
African-American Civil Rights Movement 1955-1968.
8-track tapes are developed by recording companies and US Auto companies.
John F Kennedy Assassination 1963.
WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) is created.
The first portable cassette tape players are released.
Man Walks on the Moon 1969.
Cold War 1947-1991.
I will survive by Gloria Gaynor.
Sony releases the Walkman.
Compact Discs are introduced by Sony and Philips.
Like a prayer by Madonna.
Princess Diana and Prince Charles get divorced.
The Berlin Wall Falls 1989.
The Latest Harry Potter Book Is Published "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire".
A patent is issued for the MP3 file format.
Napster is created.
Need you now by Lady Antebellum.
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