Owen McPeek

Oral History Information

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Job Title
Co-Owner
Company Name
Rush's Music Store

Owen McPeek always wanted to play music, so he found several day jobs that allowed him to play music at night. He ran Rush’s Music on Alcoa Highway in Knoxville, Tennessee, for over a decade beginning in the late 1960s. The full line store pioneered in providing pro-audio gear to its customers. After moving south for a jazz performance gig, he established the local chapter of the musician’s union in Mississippi. Our interview with Owen was completed in the spring of 2005, just months before Hurricane Katrina hit Biloxi.