New Museum Honors 8-Track Tapes

One man's trash is another man's treasure, and for Dallas-based music historian Bucks Burnett, his treasure is 8-tracks.

Burnett, a lifelong music collector, has been hunting and gathering 8-track tapes since 1988, which just happens to be the year they were finally phased out of use altogether.

"Although 1982 was the last year they were sold in stores, they were sold in mail order record clubs until 1988," Burnett told AOL News. "I never was interested in them until 1988, because they started to have that exotic quality."

However, as any historian knows, what is garbage to one generation becomes historical gold to the next.

That's why Burnett is honoring the legacy of the 8-track tape by opening the Eight Track Museum in Dallas on Feb. 14. But Burnett isn't as interested in the music as he is in the cartridges themselves.

On February 14, Bucks Burnett will fulfill a longtime dream by opening up the Eight Track Museum in Dallas, a museum dedicated to celebrating and preserving all forms of musical distribution including wax cylinders, 78s, 45s, CDs, and, yes, 8-track tapes.

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