Eight Track Museum opens in Dallas to display 1960s music cartridge relics
With compact discs going the way of cassettes, it’s unlikely that anyone under the age of, say, 40 even knows what an eight-track tape is. But those who remember–or are just plain curious–will have a place to gather on Valentine’s Day when the Eight Track Museum opens in Dallas’s Deep Ellum arts district.
On display in the museum’s inaugural Conceived In Cars/Birth Of The Eight Track 1965 exhibition will be hundreds of eight-track cartridges, including all Beatles albums released in the format. Also featured is the extremely rare folding eight-track–a variation introduced in response to the audiocassette and marketed for only a few months in 1970.