Before there were cassette tapes and CDs, we listened to our music on 8-track tape, 45's and LP's.
I listened to my parents 8-track tapes when I was younger and myy favorites were KC & the Sunshine Band, Donna Summer, Fleetwood Mac, and ABBA. There were no rewind or fast forward buttons and the songs were grouped in like 4 songs per track so you had to use crafty manuevers to get to the song you wanted to hear. Does anyone remember listening to a few minutes of a song on one track so you could switch tracks and listen to the song you wanted to hear?
My sister and I were constantly misplacing the little round adapter needed to play 45's so we often played them without using it. I had a little trick to keep the needle from skipping when I played records--I taped a penny to the top of the needle. It worked like a charm and was much better than having to suffer through a song skipping repeatedly when it got to that part of the record.
I can still remember listening to Peter and the Wolf on LP. It scared me to death and I would hide under the kitchen table while listening to it but it was my favorite story! Our record had a skip in it where they were talking about the little bird Sasha so it would get to that part of the story and then repeat "chirping merrily" until you went over to the record player and moved the needle past that part.