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Mix: 60s, 70s

60s music, 70s music, the spec mix

Long before The Spec was created or its founders were born, there was a little gem known as Stereo 8 or the 8-track tape.

Magnetic tape technology was used to create the 8 track in 1964 and just one year later Ford introduced factory-installed 8-track players in the Mustang, Thunderbird and Lincoln models– kickstarting decades of technology that made music-playing devices smaller and more portable.

April 11 is officially 8-Track Day and in honor of the music that made the tracks great, we’ve created a mix of some of our favorites from the 1960s and 1970s…

ALEXIS’ PICKS:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4ga_M5Zdn4?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: The Byrds | Song:  Turn Turn Turn

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJpATSIGBEs?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: Creedence Clearwater Revival | Song:  Up Around the Bend

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBllejn5fVA?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: Steely Dan | Song:  Reelin’ in the Years

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPOKJikcYMk?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: Steve Miller Band | Song:  The Joker

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUbTW928sMU?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: The Eagles | Song:  Hotel California


DEE’S PICKS:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58ceB8U9N3w?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: The Doors | Song: Soul Kitchen

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XR8LFNUr3vw?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: Jefferson Airplane | Song: White Rabbit

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIdc0NGumVc?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: Lou Reed | Song: Vicious

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqCEPytSFqU?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: Pink Floyd | Song: The Great Gig in the Sky

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95Cxj6AIB8M?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: The Soft Machine | Song: Save Yourself

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