Enter the Boombox Museum -- before the iPod, nearly before the Walkman, there was the clunky grey portable stereo, baby. I think the one I owned in the 80s fall into the "Decline and Fall" period, but its nostalgic charm will never fade. Be sure to check the page of pop culture references to the glorious boombox. Rock on!
And speaking of non-iPods, here's what would be on John Lennon's -- a fan bought and restored Lennon's jukebox from the 60's and researched what was in it...hint: no Beatles records.