Chicago area record stores past and present (with photos)

Discussion in 'Music, Movie and Hardware Store Guide' started by larry333, Mar 19, 2012.

  1. br6388

    br6388 Active Member

    Location:
    Homewood, Illinois
    I was cleaning out the basement and found this issue of Night Rock from 1982, did Hegewisch Records put this out? It had a several Hegewisch ads in it and concert listings for the south suburbs. Someone I work with who grew up in Calumet City said the Hegewisch on Torrence Ave opened up in 1974 and there was also another store in Richton Park.

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  2. Gary C

    Gary C Well-Known Member

    Location:
    U.S.A.

    Hegewisch did publish "Night Rock News." See this article:

    http://www.nwitimes.com/entertainme...cle_7f7a136c-f6f8-56ef-91e5-c1c4338df172.html
     
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  3. vinylbeat

    vinylbeat Forum Resident

    Anyone remember Buffalo Bob's in Downtown Des Plaines and on Milwaukee ave. in Niles? I bought a lot of records there during the early 70's when I was in HS. I remember the Niles store in the very earl 70's, had used vinyl for sale. Probably the 1st record store that I remember having a used section. I remember buying a NM yellow label promo copy of the MOI "Mothermania" for a couple of bucks. The husband, wife and there son who owned the store, were very cool people!
     
  4. John76

    John76 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    USA
    They probably closed in the mid-70's, them and Pearson's gave way to Beautiful Day Records. Got quite a few used ones from there.
     
  5. Blue Collar Man

    Blue Collar Man Active Member

    Location:
    Paradise Theater
    Now it's a Starbucks. :sigh:
     
  6. larry333

    larry333 Active Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    Park Ridge
  7. larry333

    larry333 Active Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    Park Ridge
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    Reckless Records - Chicago
     
  8. larry333

    larry333 Active Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    Park Ridge
  9. larry333

    larry333 Active Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    Park Ridge
    Can you guess what Chicago "store" this entrance door is to?

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  10. Henry Love

    Henry Love Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Chicagoland
    A place where I spent a couple of bucks.
     
  11. spaulding

    spaulding Forum Resident

    Location:
    The Windy City
    That's the door to Music Direct - for now. To be relocated very soon. I love having that in my neighborhood.
     
  12. Planbee

    Planbee Negative Nellie

    Location:
    Chicago
    Where are they moving to?
     
  13. spaulding

    spaulding Forum Resident

    Location:
    The Windy City
    Still in the city - but far north-side.
     
  14. Joe D.

    Joe D. Active Member

    Location:
    Oak Forest, IL
    Anybody remember Yard-Bird records?

    3332 W. 63rd St (Just west of Kedzie Ave)

    19??-1979

    I loved that place, I still have a unused matchbook from them with a drawing of a certain green leaf on it!
     
  15. Vinyl_Blues

    Vinyl_Blues Slave to the Groove

    Location:
    Chicago, IL USA

    My favorite record store in Chi-town. You'll find me there quite often.
     
  16. Stan

    Stan Forum Resident

    Location:
    Chicago
    yes beverly records is still there and quite disgusting. i picked up my copy of planet waves there. he was bothered to do business that day.
     
  17. Ar-Pharazon

    Ar-Pharazon New Member

    Anyone remember a store on Dempster, maybe at Crawford? I went there a lot in the early 90's.

    Bought quite a few CD's and a couple demo cassettes of local metal bands.

    I also visited the 2nd Hand tunes on Dempster a lot.
     
  18. Tim Simmons

    Tim Simmons Member

    Love Groovin High. Well, when Joe decides to show up.
     
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  19. wrat

    wrat Member

    Location:
    S.Fla
    I would live at that when it was going on ... it was walking /biking distance from our house.....
     
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  20. pbuzby

    pbuzby Forum Resident

    Location:
    Chicago, IL, US
    Had a nice chat with him when I bought some stuff there around 2007 or 8, but then I tried to go again a couple times and he wasn't there, and it is a hassle trying to park around there.
     
  21. gershbec

    gershbec New Member

    Location:
    Skokie, IL, USA
    The one on Dempster and Crawford would have been Record City's location after it moved from Oakton. Now gone.
     
  22. maxnix

    maxnix Forum Resident

    FYE on Randolph/Wabash - gone
    2nd Hand Tunes in Evanston - gone
    :shake:
     
  23. Cactus Bob

    Cactus Bob << Desert Rat >>

    Location:
    Arizona
    Great thread!

    My first record store back in the 60's was Deluxe Music on Milwaukee Ave. across from the Portage Theater.

    R&S Record's on Armitage at Kedzie in the 70's.

    Rose Records at School St. & Ashland Ave.

    Rolling Stone at Harlem & Irving

    Many more if I can remember them.
     
  24. MYKE

    MYKE Offended By The Easily Offended

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    Born in Gladstone Park here, 1958-1972.
     
  25. Cactus Bob

    Cactus Bob << Desert Rat >>

    Location:
    Arizona

    Nice! Born Portage Park, Grew up at Montrose & Cicero '56-'65 :righton:
     
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2013

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