This news report was filmed in 1985. An interesting look at the commercial debut of the CD. The first commercial compact disc was produced on August 17, 1982. It was a recording from 1979 of Claudio Arrau performing Chopin waltzes. Arrau was invited to the Philips Langenhagen plant to press the start button. The first popular music CD produced was “The Visitors” by ABBA.
Debut of the Compact Disc