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Stereo consoles were all the rage in the ’60s. Every major TV company sold them—some with an integrated 25inch screen, some without. Many were imposing pieces of furniture placed front and center in living rooms across America. I have vivid memories of paying $3 or $4 for my first album at the long-gone Jersey-based chain store Two Guys and promptly replacing the Engelbert Humperdinck LP on the platter of our Zenith console with Abbey Road. I spent countless hours lying in front of the stereo obsessing over the lyrics, McCartney’s sumptuous bass line, Ringo’s precise drumming, and Harrison’s awesome guitar sounds on “Come Together.” I imagined being in the studio with my heroes. The bass was palpable, and John Lennon was in my living room...

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