Dennis Perry: I opened the first ever box of CDs delivered to HMV in Broadmead, Bristol. I was the Scotch videotape rep for 3M and had just bought one of the first of four CD players - a Sony CDP 101 - costing £649. I bought Dire Straits' Love Over Gold and, yes, Ten Gold Bars by Status Quo. I still have the CDs.
I remember the amazing sound and realising I was going to need a better amp. Another £600 later and I thought I had the best set-up in the area. I invited the neighbours around for a demo just so I could turn it up.