I have always loved music.  When I was a kid, growing up the 80s, I listened to Casey Kasem's American Top 40 every Sunday morning.  I literally recorded, onto cassette, every new release of each week.  I was obsessed with music and I loved visiting music stores.  Little known fact, by the way, my "real" first job was at Disc Jockey at Towne Square Mall.  I loved that store.  And I loved this one.

Who remembers Wax Works?  For years, the store was located at 320 Washington Avenue in Owensboro (where Party Paper Place is now).  I can't even tell you how many hours and how much money I spent in that store.

A couple of weeks ago, I noticed a Facebook post on the History of Owensboro, KY page by James Crisp.  James started working at Wax Works in March of 1980 and stayed at the store and with the company until the summer of 1989.  I asked him if I could share his photos with you and he said, "Yes, feel free!"

These pics are awesome and full of fun blasts from the past!  Look closely.  These shelves of the store are literally stocked with musical and movie memories.

Vintage Wax Works Photos

I have to give a massive shout out and "Thank you!" to James for this stroll down memory lane.  Seriously.  I'm a child of the 80s and these photos took me right back to my childhood and life as a teenager here in Owensboro.

What are your memories of the Wax Works store?

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