Friday, June 5, 2009

World Record's Original Site Burns to Ground

The original location of Bud Dingman's World Records store burned to the ground recently and is, as of this writing, in the process of demolition, little more than a pile of bricks. Starting in 1979, World Records was the only serious used record store in town. It was a great meeting place for local record collectors. I spent many a payday there plowing through stacks of LPs and 45s. I was really learning a lot about 1950s and early 1960s rock 'n' roll, country, and rhythm 'n' blues music then. Owner Bud Dingman shared his knowledge which resulted in sales of records.
The store moved a few blocks to 6th & Washburn in the 1990s which was a better location and a little bigger.