I wonder where the inspiration for this 1964 vintage transistor radio came from? Do you think it might have been anything to do with this?
This lovely looking transistor radio was made by the British Company ALBA. ALBA was the trademark of A.J. Balcombe Ltd used from 1960, derived from the name of Alfred Balcombe who started the business back in 1918.
In 1964 the Rolling Stones were singing Its All Over Now and were number 14 in the Top 100 for the year.
They clearly didn’t know what they were talking about
Nearly fifty years later, both the little red radio and the remaining Rolling Stones still look pretty good to me. They don’t sound so bad either.