Sony Walkman celebrates 35 years

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(CNN)- The portable Walkman celebrates its 35th birthday. It was Sony, not Apple, that transformed the way we listen to music.

On July 1, 1979 the Walkman hit the market. It was the first time we could take our music on the go with the portable cassette player.

walkman-Today, Apple’s iPod lets us take our music and playlists on-the-go but Sony’s Walkman was just as prevalent in its beginnings.

In 2010, Sony retired the portable cassette player, bowing out to the new digital age.

Shakedra Knight