[Nupe The Ripper] Sunday, July 31, 2016 6:09:56 AM
While I personally don't remember much from the VHS era (I was only born in 1991!), I've read about the so-called VHS single. It never was a major success due to the relatively high retail cost, and the VHS format was more suitable for music video compilations or concert videos as even the shortest commercial tapes were usually 60 minutes long.
As for VCRs, my father bought one in the very early 80s and it pretty much cost the entire month's salary for a blue-collar worker. A decade later they were so cheap that it was not unusual for a working-class family to have a couple of them (one for the parents, one for the kids).