An 8 track cartridge with a recording of the band Steeleye Span. The 8 track cartridge also known as the Stero 8 was an audio format produced between the mid 1960s and the early 1980s. It was designed by Richard Kraus under Bill Lear at Lear Jet Corporation in 1963 and was commercially available in 1964. Originally the cartridge was designed to be used in car so that drivers could play music of their choice. Home 8 track players became available in 1966. 8 tracks were superseded by cassette tapes in the 1980s.
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printed: "(band and track listing details) Manufactured and Distributed by Precision Tapes Ltd. A.T.V. House, Great Cumberland Plasce. London W1" (adhesive label)
AIBDC : 008033