The importance of maintaining clean records is undeniable. The benefits are numerous: extending vinyl life, improving playback, and preventing needle wear. You can even increase the value of some records with a good clean. We made and sold our own cleaning solution at my record store, Circle Sky Records when we were open.
I bought a General Electric (made by Panasonic) video cassette recorder (VCR) back in 1984. It was a top-loading unit, that is now said to have been slightly ahead of its time. My Mother and I drove from the Hi-Fi shop to Ace Video in Roswell, Georgia, and joined.