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Music

The mystery and romance of the cassette tape

20 March 2021

9:00 AM

20 March 2021

9:00 AM

May the gods of Hiss and Compression bless Lou Ottens. As head of new product development at Phillips, the Dutch engineer invented the compact cassette in 1963 and changed music for ever. Ottens died last week at 94. A good age, and a good number. You could get a full album on each side.

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