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 Forum Resident

    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 Forum Resident


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

    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

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

    larry333 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Park Ridge
  7. larry333

    larry333 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Park Ridge

    Reckless Records - Chicago
  8. larry333

    larry333 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Park Ridge
  9. larry333

    larry333 Forum Resident Thread Starter

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

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  10. Henry Love

    Henry Love Forum Resident

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

    spaulding Hoi Polloi

    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 This Space For Rent

    Where are they moving to?
  13. spaulding

    spaulding Hoi Polloi

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

    Joe D. Active Member

    Oak Forest, IL
    Anybody remember Yard-Bird records?

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


    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

    Chicago, IL USA

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

    Stan Forum Resident

    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 Forum Resident

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

    wrat Forum Resident

    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

    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 Forum Resident

    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
  23. Cactus Bob

    Cactus Bob << Desert Rat >>

    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 Analog Upstairs, Digital Downstairs


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

    Cactus Bob << Desert Rat >>


    Nice! Born Portage Park, Grew up at Montrose & Cicero '56-'65 :righton:
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