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The Apple iPod, 2001 — 2022

May 16, 2022

The Apple iPod, 2001 -- 2022

Apple has announced that, after existing 7th generation iPod Touch supplies are sold, the 21-year-old portable music player line will be laid to rest. In lieu of flowers, you should probably subscribe to Apple Music or something.

For you youngsters, here’s the gee-whiz 2001 iPod promo video:

More:

“Farewell to the iPod,” Tripp Mickle, New York Times

“Apple Kills the iPod,” Phillip Tracy, Gizmodo

“‘The spirit lives on’: Apple to discontinue the iPod after 21 years,” Christy Cooney, The Guardian

“A Visual History of the Apple iPod,” Eric Griffith, PC Magazine

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Image (“iPod Society”) by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com

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Why Try to Change Me Now

May 15, 2022

“Why Try to Change Me Now,” written by Cy Coleman and Joseph McCarthy Jr., recorded by Loston Harris, 2010.

Loston Harris website

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People Don’t Change

May 15, 2022

“People Don’t Change,” written by Lilly Hiatt, recorded by Lilly Hiatt & The Dropped Ponies, 2013.

Lilly Hiatt website

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Can I Change My Mind

May 15, 2022

 “Can I Change My Mind,” written by Barry Despenza and Carl Wolfolk, recorded by The Pietasters, 2008.

The Pietasters website

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Change the World

May 15, 2022

“Change the World,” written by Tommy Sims, Wayne Kirkpatrick, and Gordon Kennedy, recorded by Kennedy, Kirkpatrick, Madeira & Sprague, 2000.

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Till My Change Comes

May 15, 2022

“Till My Change Comes,” written by Dorothy Love Coates, recorded by Dorothy Love Coates & The Gospel Harmonettes, 1969.
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Don’t Know Why

May 14, 2022

“Don’t Know Why,” written by Jesse Harris, recorded by Norah Jones, 2002. Norah Jones (vocal, piano), Jesse Harris (guitar), Lee Alexander (bass), Dan Rieser (drums).

Norah Jones website

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Don’t Mess Up A Good Thing

May 14, 2022

“Don’t Mess Up A Good Thing,” written by Oliver Sain, recorded by Fontella Bass and Bobby McClure, 1965.

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Flying and Falling

May 14, 2022

“Flying and Falling,” written by Noel McKay, performed by him with Brennen Leigh (mandolin, backing vocals) and Melissa Carper (bass), 2019.

McKay & Leigh website

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Rocket Man

May 14, 2022

“Rocket Man,” written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin, recorded by Germany’s Amy Baker band, 2015.

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