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#whatstrending: The first CD you ever bought

Sunday - 4/24/2011, 9:11am  ET


WTOP's Nathan Hager and Neal Augenstein discuss the history of the CD, and ask what was the first album you ever bought as a CD.


Neal Augenstein,
Nathan Hager,

WASHINGTON - Norio Ohga, a true music pioneer, has died.

Doesn't sound familiar? He's the Sony president credited with developing the compact disc as we know it.

As a company vice-president, he insisted on a 74-minute standard for CDs, rather than an even 60 minutes, so it would be long enough to play Beethoven's Ninth Symphony.

But the first album released on the CD wasn't of classical music, it was Bill Joel's "52nd Street."

His passing prompted Nathan to create a twitter hashtag:

It started to catch on, and we asked you to tell us what the first CD you every bought was. Below is a collection of your tweets, and don't forget to tell us your first CD by tagging your tweets with #1stcdyoueverbought.

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