Ear X-tacy sign revived for Frazier Museum exhibit

By BECCA GIBSON | WAVE 3 News

The iconic Ear X-tacy sign is part of a new exhibit at the Frazier History Museum.

“Celebrating the Sounds of Kentucky” will open Sept. 14.

It includes the neon Ear X-tacy sign that lit up Bardstown Road for 25 years.

The Frazier Museum has been working with former Ear X-tacy owner Jeff Timmons on the exhibit.

They’re asking the community to contribute, too, by donating old CD’s of any music produced in Kentucky.

“What we’re hoping people do is they go through that CD counter and ‘click, click, click’ and experience CDs, read about them, learn about them,” Frazier Museum Vice President Andy Treinen said. “And it’s kind of cool you have your CD in a museum. I do want to point out; you won’t get them back.”

The exhibit also includes the notebook the “Happy Birthday” song was written in.

Ear X-tacy was the go-to music store in Louisville before it closed in 2011. Timmons blamed declining sales because of the rise of digital media.

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