in UK - the 1970's

from 1970s Teenager: From Bell-Bottoms to Disco Dancing, page 16:

Listening to music was a shared experience..., whether on the radio or stereo; it was part of the thing. This business now, where each person has a set of earphones plugged into their head and they alone can hear the music, still looks a bit odd to me. I was on the tube recently and there was a group of girls, aged fifteen or sixteen. Two of them had earphones in and the others were looking at their mobiles. There was no shared sense of being a group at all. In my day we would have been chattering away and sharing our thoughts.
cite as

Simon Webb, 1970s Teenager: From Bell-Bottoms to Disco Dancing (Stroud, 2013), p. 16. accessed: 18 June, 2024

location of experience: UK

Listening to

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pop music

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1970's
Medium broadcast, playback
Listening Environment in the company of others

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:33:45 +0100