In 1967,my father was visiting Germany,and bought a car from the VW plant there.I know it had a tape player,but I can't recall what format.
Were 8-tracks ever as popular in Europe,as they were in the US,and some of the poorer,at the time,Asian countries,like the Phillipenes,and Thailand?
--- On Mon, 1/24/11, David Breneman <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
From: David Breneman <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Of interest -- cassettes hit the US market, Billboard feature
To: [log in to unmask]
Date: Monday, January 24, 2011, 8:00 PM
--- On Sun, 1/23/11, Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> It's interesting how quickly this technology evolved from a
> portable dictation format at first to a viable (if not great
> sounding) music-distribution format in a few short years.
1968? Wow. The first time I saw a cassette player in a
car was in Germany in 1976. I didn't see cassettes start
to make inroads on the 8-Track until at least 1977. And
mass-produced cassettes sounded worse than 8-Tracks until
Dolby gained currency in, when? - I guess around 1978.
It's interesting that these pages say up front that
they are sponsored by Philips/Norelco. Maybe they were
seeing things as rosy for the cassette a little earlier
than an objective reporter would have.