9.5 centimeter or 3.75 inch / second
8-track players lost popularity in the Seventies. Cassette tape players (especially "boom boxes") and vinyl record players were much more common in the Eighties.
The worth of a Dr. Zhivago 8 track would depend on several factors. The condition of the item and the supply and demand for it will dictate what the worth will be.
Where to start? OK, first, 8-track came out around the late sixties, they replaced the huge bulky reel-to-reel players. Their main attraction was that now you could bring your own music into your cars. The 8 tracks had almost no effect on records, as most of us bought records as our main album, and then bought an 8-track copy for our cars. If you loved the songs, you definitely bought the record, as 8-tracks were always getting eaten by our players. 8 tracks and records existed side by side for a few years until about the mid seventies, when this new thing called cassettes came out. They were small untrustworthy-looking critters that many of us did not take to immediately, until we got our first little cassette recorders and realised that we could record our own songs onto the cassette. Yeah, cassettes were good, but many were unwilling to rip that 8-track out of the dash and invest in a (then) expensive cassette player, so what we bought was a cassette adaptor. There were two basic types; the type you wired into your existing radio with a toggle switch to the cassette player. The other type was a little mutant thing that was basically a small cassette player with a power source/sound source shaped like an 8 track attached to it. You slammed this right into your 8 track player like it was a tape, and it looked like your 8-track was vomiting a cassette player. (Guess which one I had.) For many years all three formats lived happily together, but as the price of cassette players dropped, it became clear that they were the preferred format. They were smaller, so you could store more in your car, and our players ate them less frequently. So by the end of the seventies, 8 tracks began being phased out, by the eighties, they were gone. That left records and cassettes to muddle along until the mid to late eighties when CD's started becomming popular and cheap enough to phase out, first, cassettes, Then by the ninties the records themselves. You know the rest of the story. It was nice chatting with ya'.
As far as I can find, The Guinness Book of Records (as of September 2013) states the Japanese show, Ultraman has the most spinoffs at 27.(sgcafe.com/2013/09/ultraman-wins-guinness-world-record-tv-series-number-spin-offs)
well at the moment there is five but 6 is coming out in 2013
it was the latest technology
creatures of the night
Jerry Reed had an 8 track tape in 1976 with that as the first song
8-track tapes have one reel . . . that is why they can keep on playing without having to turn them over.
When I go to Carrie Underwood's Concert on March 27, 2008, Carrie Underwood will make an 8-Track Tape, so Wal-Mart can sell these Carrie Underwood 8-Track Tapes. I doubt anybody makes 8 tracks anymore.
buy one and see.
Trackerbob - Flora, Illinois
The first 8-track tapes came out in 1964 and gained popularity by 1967. They lasted until the late 1970's in the US.
Just one but 4 tracks, the head plays on the same length of tape in 4 positions
It was an option, albeit a very rare one