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17/08/1982 The first Compact Discs are released to the public in Germany

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Introducing the amazing Compact Disc (1982)

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1985 News Story on Debut of the Compact Disc (CD)

Compact disc is a digital optical disc data storage format that was co-developed by Philips and Sony and released in 1982. The format was originally developed to store and play only sound recordings but was later adapted for storage of data. The first commercial compact disc was produced in 1982. It was The Visitors by ABBA.