Dan Douglas

Ray Baxter
“Music Listening Then and Now”
MEETING DATE [Note one-time change!]: 
Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019
6:45PM - 8:45PM in
The Middletown Library Large Meeting Room
55 New Monmouth Road, Middletown, NJ 07748


This is a two-part presentation by Ray Baxter, president of the Payson Area Computer Association and an early Rock and Roll historian: a quick review of our music listening habits during the last 65 years and a look at today’s download and streaming offerings. From 78s to 45s, LPs, the 8-track tape, cassettes, the Walkman, Compact Discs, iPods and more – Ray will cover it all.

Ray’s Background

Ray has a digital collection of over 45,000.songs that began when he first started collecting records (most of which he still has) in his pre-teenage years.

When living in California, he was the President of the Doo-Wop Society of Southern California, a non-profit organization that for almost 14 years produced live quarterly musical stage shows featuring vocal groups of the 1950s.

Ray currently serves as the president of the Payson Area Computer Association, Helping the Rim Country in Arizona understand technology, and as APCUG's treasurer.