0-1979 Evolution of Music

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Early Playlist

Highlights:

Technology for parties on a beach slowly develops, from electricity to vacuum tubes to DAT machines, along with the requisite discovery of LSD.
Goa, India develops as a hippy haven. Electronic music takes off.


Technologies:

1950s and before
1877 Phonograph cylinder 1877 Microphone 1889 Gramophone disc 78rpm 1907 Vacuum triode tube 1910 Gramophone overtakes cylinder 1910 Headphones 1921 First AM radio station 1925 Victor Orthophonic Victrola Photograph 1928 Magnetic Tape 1929 Electro-mechanical piano 1930 33rpm LP invented 1931 Electric guitars – eventually dominated pop in the 50s and 60s. 1935 Electric bass 1935 Hammond organ 1936 Reel to reel invented 1937 Bell Labs invents Stereo 1948 Commercial tape recorder 1948 Commercial Vinyl LP 33rpm disc 1949 Commercial Vinyl single 45rpm disc 1949 Leo Fender creates Super Amp 1950s Transistor-based audio devices early 1950s Les Paul invents multitrack tape recorder early 1950s Leo Fender develops precision bass 1954 Stereosonic tape 1958 Struder 69 mixer 1959 The Sideman, the first commercial electro-mechanical drum machine
1960s
Electric guitar largely replaced double bass in pop 1963 Cassette 1963 Mellotron 1964 Moog synthesizer 1964-7 Early electronic drum machines 1965 8-track 1967 PCM recorder 1968 Dub music 1969 Direct-drive turntable
1970s
1970 ARP 2600, a semi-modular analog subtractive audio synthesizer 1973 Polyphonic synthesizer 1974 Digital synthesizer 1977 Sequencer 1978 Microprocessor-driven drum machine 1979 Commercial digital synthesizer 1979 Walkman

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1821

Michael Faraday invented the electric motor

1876

Microphone

1877

Phonograph

Phonograph cylinder

1889

Gramophone disc 78rpm

1893

Methampetamine

1907

Vacuum triode tube

1910

Gramophone overtakes cylinder
Headphones

1912

MDMA discovered

1921

First AM radio station

1925

Victor Orthophonic Victrola Photograph

1928

Magnetic Tape

1929

Electro-mechanical piano

1930

33 RPM LP invented

1931

Frying Pan Schematic

Electric guitars – eventually dominated pop in the 50s and 60s.
DMT first synthesized

1935

Electric bass
Hammond Organ

1936

Reel to reel

1937

Bell Labs invents Stereo

1943

Alex Grey BIO St. Albert And The Lsd Revelation Revolution

April 16, 1943 LSD Discovered by Albert Hofmann

1948

Commercial tape recorder
Commercial Vinyl LP 33rpm disc

1949

Commercial Vinyl single 45rpm disc
Leo Fender creates Super Amp

Early 1950s

Transistor-based audio devices
Les Paul invents multitrack tape recorder
Leo Fender develops precision bass

1951

October
Goa Gil born

1954

LOTR Original Covers

July 29
Lord of the Rings

Stereosonic tape

1958

Struder 69 mixer

1959

The Sideman, the first commercial electro-mechanical drum machine

1960s

Electric guitar largely replaced double bass in pop

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1962

Ketamine discovered

1963

Cassette
Mellotron

1964

Moog Synthesizer
Early electronic drum machines 1964-7

1965

8-track

1966

October 6, 1966 – LSD declared illegal in USA

1967

PCM (Pulse Code Modulation) Recorder

1968

Dub music

1969

Direct-drive turntable


1970

Goagil1970 Final

Goa Gil goes to Goa

Hippy Trail 1970s

ARP 2600, a semi-modular analog subtractive audio synthesizer

1973

Polyphonic synthesizer

1974

Digital synthesizer
2CB first synthesized

1977

Sequencer

May 25, 1977 Star Wars Premiere

1978

Microprocessor-driven drum machine

1979

Marcia Moore

Marcia Moore

May 22, 1928 – January 14, 1979 Proponent of reincarnation, astrology, and Ketamine. Her husband was a prominent anesthesiologist. Got ...

Commercial digital synthesizer

Walkman

Walkman

1980-1989

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