About 30 years ago, there was a man who wandered carelessly through the historic neighborhood of the city of Orlando, Florida in the U.S., when suddenly, near the railway station of that town, he found a door that called him into the middle of everything.
With the curiosity of a fact like this, he decided to open it and cross that threshold in search of the mystery, his astonishment was greater when he opened the door and he had to climb a ladder that seemed to take him to heaven, then he came to a corridor and at the end of it, he saw a place where recordings were made for 10 bucks, at this point our hero was very amazed and he decided to try a song by Frank Sinatra (whom he admires), which two decades ago was delivered in a brand new tape a/k/a normal cassette, the result?, a big smile from ear to ear and the legitime feeling of being the natural successor to Franky. His name: Alvaro Schmitt.
Returning to Chile, his homeland, he thought: "I have to do this here," giving birth to the first version of Playback Studio over there on October 11th, 1988, located at the time in Rosario Sur in Las Condes, making a success instantly with appearances on many TV programs including the then Chilean television icon Sábados Gigantes, but also newspapers, magazines and so on, everyone wanted to know what Playback was, hundreds of people could feel, even for a fleeting 5 minutes, the feeling of being Whitney Houston, Albert King or John Lennon.
Unfortunately that promising dream only would last a couple of years, causing a void in their natural supporters, because in Chile there was nothing even close, it is said that several of them fell into a “deep depression” that lasted almost a decade, some of them would never sing again not even in the shower, but this story does not end here.
One day, after 10 years, on a natural conjunction of stars and planets, the dream reborns like a phoenix from the ashes, a new century, new technology, new friends, new place, but the same environment, the same good vibes, was Playback reopening again in late spring 2000, November 21th, how to forget ....
What followed, many of you know it, even many of you are part of that story and it is to you that this story is dedicated.
Thank you all for allowing this dream still exists.
But this tale is not over ....