The recording has been unveiled as part of the 60th Anniversary of “Baby”, the forerunner of all modern computers. The music was produced on a Ferranti Mark 1 computer, a commercial version of the Baby Machine. It consists of a rendition of God save the King, Baa Baa Black Sheep & part of Glenn Millers ‘In the Mood’. The songs were captured by an outside broadcasting unit from the BBC in the Autumn of 1951 during a visit to the University of Manchester to record an edition of Children’s Hour.
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