The Music of Cosmos — the soundtrack to the amazing original series in 1980, starring Carl Sagan. Most of the soundtrack comes from Vangelis albums, so this is how millions (myself included) discovered his aural soundscapes for the first time, well before Blade Runner.


Today’s #NPRtbt is NPR engineer Dave Glasser carrying a portable reel to reel player.

We can’t confirm who took this photo, but check out that ‘stache!

Find more photos like this one, taken in the mid-1980s, on the NPR Archives page: