When is National Eight Track Tape Day?

Tuesday April 11th

National Eight Track Tape Day, April 11th, commemorates an era that has come and gone in a matter of fewer than 20 years. Nonetheless, it is a day to recall listening to great music from the sixties and seventies on eight-track tapes.


Eight-track tapes have been popular from the mid-1960s to early 1980s, and they have become a common recording method. a magnetic tape sound recording device.

Bill Lear of Lear Jet Corporation, Ampex, Ford Motor Company, GM, Motorola, Motorola, and RCA created the eight-track tape in 1964. The first player was released in 1965 and was also known as Stereo 8, also known as Stereo 8.

Ford Motor Company introduced factory-installed and dealer-installed eight-track tape players as an option to buyers on three of its 1966 models, the Thunderbird, Mustang, and Lincoln. As an upgrade to the 1967 model, Ford also included an eight-track tape player in all of its vehicles. In several cars and trucks throughout the 1980s, optional eight-track players were included in many cars and trucks.

By late 1982, eight track cartridges had been phased out in the grocery stores in the United States. However, some games were still available as eight-track tapes through various mail-order clubs until late 1988.