Once the World's Greatest Record Store - Third Street Jazz
Third Street Jazz (first floor) and Rock (basement) was the world's greatest record store. It was open from 1972 to 1987 here, and then under different ownership at 20 North Third Street. People visited it from around the world. If I remember correctly, Pete Townshend would stop in when the Who were in Philly. Jonathan Demme would shop there. It was the place to buy punk and new wave records in the late 70s, early 80s. It carried the rarest jazz recordings. The bulletin board on the wall out front was where you would see the wheat-pasted posters of the bands who were playing around town.
Third Street Jazz & Rock (formerly) , 10 North Third Street., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19106, United States
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