Monday, April 11, 2011

Happy National Eight Track Tape Day!

Happy National Eight Track Tape Day!: "Today, April 11, is National Eight Track Tape Day, a holiday dedicated to bring back the fond memories of the sixties and seventies.

The 8-track tape, originally called the Stereo 8, was created in 1964 by a consortium led by Bill Lear of Lear Jet Corporation, along with Ampex, Ford, Motorola and RCA Victor Records, and was made popular by the inclusion of 8-track players in Ford automobiles in 1965. 8-tracks were being phased out in the US by 1982, but were still available through record clubs as late as 1988."


  1. They're still available through garage/rummage/flea market sales as late as 2011.

  2. My husband collects them + players and 8 track recorders.