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The Importance Of Music In My Life Has Changed Drastically

When did this happen, and why?

From upper right: stereos used to be furniture — or was it the other way around? Pictured is an “Astro-Sonic” stereo console by Magnavox. Technology in speaker systems allowed their stereos to become smaller — my Mom had an end table model like the one pictured. (Photos from my Pinterest collection.) In the 70s, component systems became all the rage. (Photo by Rendy Novantino on Unsplash.)

Do you remember purchasing your first component stereo system? Most teenage guys wanted one to play their music LOUD so they could drive their parents batty!

We grew up with console stereos that blended in like furniture. You could dress it up by putting stuff on top of it. My Mom and…

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Arthur Keith

Arthur Keith

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8x top writer in LGBTQ, Music, and Climate Change. I also write about travel and politics, and honor my late son in many pieces. LOVE well-researched articles!