Thank you, paul-proteus, for the suggestion.
“In 1918, Indiana’s Fort Wayne Journal Gazette joined hundreds of newspapers across the country in imploring their readers to donate old or unused phonographs, records, and needles to soldiers at home and overseas. To kick off the donation process, the National Phonograph-Record Recruiting Corps (PRRC) sponsored a ‘slacker’ record drive 26 October to 2 November, 1918.
The PRRC was formed to organize phonograph record collection efforts, and their goal was to collect a million records to send to troops. Proponents of the PRRC viewed music as essential for soldiers, and Vivian Burnett, head of the PRRC, observed, ‘Music makes morale, and the phonograph is the soldier’s favorite musical instrument. In the training camps, on the transports and battleships, and in the dugouts and hospitals, phonographs are making the men happy and cheerful, and helping to keep them fit.’”
Stevie Nicks sent IPods to the troops in Desert Storm. I don’t know all the music she put on them but I know she had her songs and some Elvis. Very Cool.