Thanks to Jim Breeds for this.
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Jim Breeds… I can’t wait to get one of these! Again. 🙂
Dave Nattress… Yeah, the Ford Anglia, second car, in about 1973 I got a car-cassette stereo player with those little plastic speakers that went on the back shelf like little stage monitor shaped things. Can’t remember the make – think it was probably something weird like Waltham or something like – Philips maybe too expensive. Terrible sound but still so cool back then. I truly remember the first half dozen or so pre-recorded cassettes I bought – still got them all, just got them out and played a couple of tracks. “Slade Alive” – sorry, then it gets sensible, Lindisfarne, “Fog on the Tyne”, Free, “Fire and Water”, Deep Purple “Made in Japan”, Pink Floyd, “Dark Side”, Led Zeppelin “2”. Thinking about it ,before the proper cassette player (wasn’t built-in) just sat on some little brackets under the dash, it was a portable ITT cassette player – stereo I think. Anyone recall those bigger tape players – were they called “8-track” with big plastic “cassette” type tapes- all pre-recorded. Also of course, back then, for quite a lot of money, (if I recall), you could buy a cassette recorder and tape your own vinyls which I did a lot of. Yeah, more great memories, and as far as in-car entertainment goes, things just move on don’t they?
Leigh Weiland-Boys… 38 guineas (£39.90) sounds expensive in 1968? About £600 in today’s money – I just used a portable cassette player in the car, much cheaper!
Pete Fairless… They’ll never catch on!
Jim Hobbs… Sat Nav? … what the … ?