The Walkman, Forty Years On
The 80s saw celebrities like Donna Summer, Paul Simon, Andy Warhol and many others flashing the Walkman, turning it into a status symbol.
Earphones, earlier associated with geekery or hearing problems, suddenly turned cool.
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