For Christmas 40 years ago my parents bought me a small cassette recorder with a built-in AM-FM radio. It wasn’t fancy, and I’m sure it wasn’t expensive, but that didn’t matter. It may have been my all-time best Christmas present.
In about 1971, I had started paying close attention to music on the radio. My love for music was an irresistible force after that. I began to buy vinyl records in 1972, and a lifetime hobby was in full swing.
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