November 2005

November 28, 2005

IT WAS 20 YEARS AGO TODAY...

Earlier this year I wrote this piece for the leading video industry monthly... PDF version here: Download file


IT WAS 20 YEARS AGO TODAY...
Less than an hour after this summer’s Live 8 concert, which Paul McCartney opened with the title track to the Classic “Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”, Universal issued it as a digital single. Mind you, you won’t find the original version, or any other Beatles track, on iTunes or any of the other online digital music services.

Twenty years ago today, pre-Live Aid (the original one) you wouldn’t find any songs online. In fact, it used to be so simple – to enjoy entertainment, that is. You could turn on the TV and take your pick from four channels (Channel 4 had just arrived in 1982). You could listen to one of a handful of radio stations. You could put on an album or cassette or watch a video. That was pretty much it, unless you were one of the early adopters who had a CD player.

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November 20, 2005

Welcome

Welcome to the new, revamped Overvu website.

By setting it up to allow blogging I hope that the site will be more interesting and engaging. In time, I hope you'll find a reason to visit the site regularly and even become involved in discussions that interest you.

Melvin

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