While it's true that the CS-50, CS-60 and CS-50 were "born" in 1976 they weren't released to the public until the fall of 1977 (in Europe) and early 1978 (in the US).mavertron wrote:this is without doubt, a stupid thread, however i was born in 76, which you could say was the best year of them all cos it was the year of the CS80.
now i really want one more than i did before which was a lot.
happy birthday synth.
The earliest user of a CS-80 that I know of is Garth Hudson of The Band. He was given the prototype from Yamaha way back in the fall of '76, and would use it (albeit very sparingly) on the bands final stage performance "The Last Waltz" in Nov of that year. The prototype was subsequently shown at the Jan 1977 NAMM show before it finally went into production in the spring/summer of '77.
Some of the people involved in the voicings of the instrument were Clark Spangler, Ian Underwood and Michael Boddicker.
EDIT: the CS-80 prototype can be heard on the track "Jam #2" off of "The Last Waltz".