For many of us The Sixties isn’t about the early 1960s of JFK, the British Invasion, go-go boots, or the Vietnam War. For me, The Sixties, is the time when several audiovisual entrepreneurs got their start. It is also the time of tremendous technology advances. We put a man on the moon!
Those days were unlike any our generation had heard of before, much less experienced. And it all sprang up so quickly.
- The birth of Sports Marketing
- The first laser
- The Kodak Carousel projector
- STAGING TECHNIQUES
- CLAIR BROTHERS
- The audio cassette
- The inception of hotel AV commissions (only 15% equipment only!)
- The plasma display
- The LCD projector
- Par 64
- Wynne AV (later AVW, now Freeman AV)
- Slide programming
- Shure SM57 and SM58
- JACK ROOT enters the AV business
- STAGE SOUND a.k.a. AUDIO VISUAL AMERICA (later Bauer, TAVS, Caribiner, et. al., now PSAV Phoenix)
- COMMUNICO (later Maritz Communications)
- AUDIO VISUAL SYSTEMS, INC. (AVS-Chicago)
- Christian music influences the audiovisual industry (or perhaps it is the other way around)
- ¾” U-matic video tape machines
- The term “multi-media” is coined
Press play to watch the 18-minute “Sixties” history of Audiovisual and Staging Pioneers:
Come back in the Fall of 2013 to see the 1970s history of our great industry!