Sony Walkman 40th Anniversary Movie

The original Walkman, released in 1979, was a portable cassette player that changed listening habits by allowing people to listen to music on the move. It was devised by Sony cofounder Masaru Ibuka, who felt Sony’s existing portable player was too unwieldy and expensive. The metal-cased blue-and-silver Walkman TPS-L2, the world’s first low-cost portable stereo, went on sale in Japan on July 1, 1979, and was sold for around ¥39,433.58 (or $150.00), or ¥57,109.02 (or $498.66) adjusted for inflation. Though Sony predicted it would sell about 5,000 units a month, it sold more than 50,000 in the first two months.

The Walkman Effect refers to the way music listened to via headphones allows the user to gain more control over their environment. When Sony released the first Walkmans, they featured two headphone jacks and a “hotline” switch. When pressed, this button activated a microphone and lowered the volume to enable those listening to have a conversation without removing their headphones.

Masaru Ibuka (井深 大 Ibuka Masaru; 11 April 1908 – 19 December 1997) was a Japanese electronics industrialist and co-founder of Sony. In 1946, a fellow wartime researcher, Akio Morita, saw a newspaper article about Ibuka’s new venture and after some correspondence, chose to join him in Tokyo. With funding from Morita’s father, they co-founded Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering Corporation, which became known as Sony Corporation in 1958.

The Compact Cassette, Compact Audio Cassette or Musicassette (MC), also commonly called the cassette tape or simply tape or cassette, is an analog magnetic tape recording format for audio recording and playback. It was developed by Philips in Hasselt, Belgium, and released in 1962.[

Multi Screen Game & Watch

Different models [of Game & Watch] were manufactured, with some having two screens and a clam-shell design (the Multi Screen Series). The Game Boy Advance SP, Nintendo DS, and Nintendo 3DS later reused this design.

The original arcade Donkey Kong game was created when Shigeru Miyamoto was assigned by Nintendo to convert Radar Scope, a game that had been released to test audiences with poor results, into a game that would appeal more to Americans. The result was a major breakthrough for Nintendo and for the videogame industry [and later] Miyamoto created a greatly simplified version for the Game & Watch multiscreen.

From 1992 until 2016, Nintendo was also the majority shareholder for the Seattle Mariners of Major League Baseball.

National MacLord Home Video SS Slow Motion Boxing

National was formerly the premier brand on most Matsushita products, including audio and video and was often combined as “National Panasonic” after the worldwide success of the Panasonic name.

The Video Home System (better known by its abbreviation VHS) is a consumer-level analog recording videotape-based cassette standard developed by Victor Company of Japan (JVC). By 1978, Matsushita alone produced just over half of all Japanese VCRs.

Slow motion (commonly abbreviated as slowmo) is an effect in film-making whereby time appears to be slowed down. It was invented by the Austrian priest August Musger.

The Drifters (ザ・ドリフターズ Za Dorifutāzu) is a Japanese rock and roll band and comedy group. The group is also known for its 40-second performance as an opening act for The Beatles’ first ever concert in Japan. [Members included] Boo Takagi — Joined 1964, Kōji Nakamoto — Joined 1965 [among others].