Music stores in the Los Angeles area

(This page is here for historical purposes only: most of these stores have closed. This is how the world looked like in the 1980s)

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A-1 Record Finders
5639 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038 (213)931-2757, (213)732-6737
Alexandria II Bookstore
567 S Lake Ave, Pasadena, CA (626)762-7885
Al's Records & CDs
6713 Comstock Ave, Whittier, CA 90601 (562)696-4345
Ambrosia
2337 Roscomare Road Suites 6, 7 & 8, Los Angeles, CA 90077 (310) 440-5522
Amoeba
6400 Sunset Blvd, Hollywood (323) 245-6400
Archaic Idiot
1720 N Vermont Ave, Los Feliz/Los Angeles, CA 90027 (323)953-8896
Aron's Records
1150 N Highland Ave, Hollywood, (323)469-4700
As The Record Turns
6727 3/8 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, CA 90028 (213)466-8742
Atomic Records
3812 West Magnolia Boulevard, Burbank, CA  91505 (818)848-7090
Audio Video City
3201 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403 (310)453-5355
10814 Jefferson Blvd #R, Culver City, CA 90230 (310)838-8889
AudioMax-Ltd
PO Box 16782, Irvine, CA 92623-6782 (949)363-6894
Auditory Odyssey
6338 Laurel Canyon Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91606 (818)762-0266
Backside Records
139 N San Fernando Blvd, (between Olive & Orange Grove), Burbank (818)559-7573
Bagatelle Records
260 Atlantic Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802 (562)432-7534
Benway Records
1600 Pacific Ave, Venice, CA (310)396-8898
Better Groove Record Store
24605 Narbonne Ave, Lomita, CA, (310)539-1410
Brand Books
231 N Brand Blvd, Glendale, CA 91203
Brooks Berdan
110 W Olive Ave, Monrovia, CA 91016 (626)359-9131
Buffalo Bros Guitars
2270-C Camino Vida Roble, Carlsbad, CA 92009 (760)431-9542
Bun-Ka Do, Inc
340 E First Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012-3902 (213)625-0123
California Albums
P.O. Box 3426, Hollywood, CA 90078 (213)461-4862
Canterbury Records
805 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena (818)792-7184, (213)681-4922
CD Trader
18926 Ventura Blvd. Tarzana, CA 91356 818-705-3544
Cinema Paradise Corp
18485 E Colima Road, Rowland Heights, CA 91748 (626)810-6353
Coalition of Independent Music Stores
Compact Disc Connexion
24214 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance, CA 90505 (310)530-1822
Counterpoint Records & Books
5911 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028 (323)957-7965
Dave's Video
12144 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604 (818)760-3472
DB Coopers
1724 W Verdugo Ave, Burbank (818)563-2222
(inside Vons Plaza, 3 blks east of Buena Vista)
Destroy All Music
3818 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA (213)663-9300
Digital Ear
17602 E 17th Street #106, Tustin, CA 92780 (714)544-7903
Discount Records
7702 Melrose Ave, Hollywood, (323)852-1982
23720 El Toro Rd, Lake Forrest, (949)587-1987
2750 Harbor Blvd, Costa Mesa, (714)662-1983, (714)662-1983
8682 Beach Blvd, Buena Park, (714)821-1985
Dizzy on Vinyl
3004 E 7th St, Long Beach, CA 90804 (562)436-8928
DMC Records
7619 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038 (323)651-3520
Dokya LA.1 @ Thailand Plaza
5321 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles/Hollywood, CA 90027 (323)464-7178
Ear Candy Collectables
6265 Sepulveda Blvd #11, Van Nuys, CA 91411 (818)787-7578
Eastside Records
1813 Hillhurst Ave, Los Feliz/Los Angeles, CA 90027 (323)913-7461
Exodus Records & Compact Discs
8163 Arroyo Dr, Rosemead, CA 91770 (626)573-8818
Far West Record Supply
P.O. Box 3027, San Dimas, CA 91773 (626)335-5544
Fat Beats
1722 N Vermont Ave, Los Feliz/Los Angeles, CA (323)663-3717
Fingerprints
4612 E 2nd St, Ste B, Long Beach, CA 90803 (562)433-4996
Fret House Guitar Shop
309 N Citrus Ave, Covina, CA 91723
Goat Hill Records
1920 Harbor Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA 92627 (949)646-8551
GNP
1254 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91106, (626)577-7767
Go Boy
1310 S Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach (310)316-1957
Orange County Monthly Record Show
7530 Orangethorpe Ave, Buena Park, CA (626)963-9717
Green Hell Records
14551 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks (818)784-5127
Groove Riders
14566 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403 (818)981-3366
Groove Stop Records
13102 Philadelphia St, Whittier, CA (562)693-3311
(corner of Bright St. and Philadelphia St)
Hataklit
503 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036 (323)655-1242
Hatikvah
436 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036 (323)655-7083
Headline Records
7710 Melrose Ave, Hollywood (323)655-2125
7708 Melrose Ave, Hollywood (323)655-2125
Hear Music
1429 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA 90401 (310)319-9527
Heavy Rotation
12354 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604 (818)769-8882
HiTek Home Theater
8943 E Garvey Ave, Rosemead, CA 91770, (626)288-8810
Hollytron
114 Puente Hills Mall, City of Industry (626)935-8688
4641 W Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles/Hollywood (213)668-1800
Hot Rocks Records
121 N Citrus Ave, Covina, CA 91723 (626)967-7802
House of Records
3328 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405 (310)450-1222 JDC's Record Shop
440 Pacific Coast Hwy, Hermosa Beach, (310)937-4455
Joey Jetson Music
172 W Live Oak Ave, Arcadia, CA 91007 (626)445-4464
Liamco CD-R Wholesale & Retail
135 S Garfield Ave, Monterey Park, CA 91754 (626)927-9832
Lincs Online Music Stores
Liquid Music
Lovells Records & Tapes
6719 Greenleaf Ave, Whittier, CA 90601 (562)696-7616
Magic Discs
20700 Avalon Blvd #765, Carson Mall (310)329-9766
Marconi Radio
239 N Central Ave, Glendale, CA 91203 (818)240-1090
Martin's Records
5111 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90019 (323)924-5854
5751 Rodeo Road, Los Angeles, CA 90019 (323)931-4233
McCabe's Guitar Shop
3101 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica (310)828-4403
Melrose Music
7714 Melrose Ave, Hollywood (323)782-9320
Memory Lanes Antique Mall
20740 S Firueroa St, Carson
Midnight Records
2867 Robertson, Los Angeles (310)839-9455
Moby Disc
Musicall
517 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036 (323)951-0111
Music Man Murray
5055 Exposition Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90016 (323)734-9146
Music Revolution
11211 E Washington Blvd, Whittier, CA 90606 (562)692-0281
Off Beat Music
553-C N Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach (310)798-6334
Old Town Music Co.
42 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91105 (626)793-4730, (323)681-2418
Opus Music
38 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91105 (626)685-2800
Pasadena City College Flea Market & Record Swap
1570 E Colorado Blvd (Colorado & Bonnie), Pasadena, CA (626)585-7906
Pedrini Music
230 W. Main Street, Alhamabra, CA 91801, (626)289-0241, (323)283-1932
Pennylane Records
(626)922-3883
Pennylane Alhambra
110 W Main St, Alhambra (across street from Starbucks), (626)457-5787
Pennylane Whittier
6747 "A" Greenleaf Ave, Whittier, CA 90601 (562)464-0271/0272
Pepperland Music
850 N Tustin St, Orange, CA 92867 (714)639-0909
Phi Beta Records
12180 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604 (818)985-1150
PJ Lewis Records
133 S Brand Blvd, Glendale, CA 91204 (818)549-4154
Planet Books
3917 E Anaheim St, Long Beach, CA 90804 (562)985-3154
P.M. Sounds
1115 Satori Ave, Torrance, CA 90501 (310)787-8200
Poo Bah Record Shop
1101 E Walnut, Pasadena (626)449-3359
Pyramid Music
1340 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA 90401 (310)393-5877
Record Collector
7809 Melrose Ave, Hollywood, CA 90046 (213)467-2875
Record Recycler
4659 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles/Hollywood, CA 90027
Record Rover
12204 Venice Blvd, West Los Angeles, CA (310)390-3132
Record Shop
507 Pier Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254 (310)937-4455
Record Store
1511 S La Cienega, Los Angeles, CA 90035 (310)652-6198
Record Surplus
11609 West Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA  90064 (310)478-4217
4620 Van Nuys Blvd, Sherman Oaks, 91403 (818)501-1022
8913 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069 (213)659-9994
Record Trader
7351 Reseda Blvd, Reseda


Records Unlimited
595 E Los Angeles St, Simi Valley, CA 93065 (805)579-9569
Rhino Records Westwood
1720 Westwood Blvd, Westwood (310)474-8685
Rhino Records Claremont
235 Yale Ave, Claremont, CA (909)626-7774
Rockaway Records
Room Records
7801 Melrose Ave #2, Hollywood, CA 90046 (323)655-1826
RPM Records
10054 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232 (310)838-8776
Second Spin
14564 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403 (818)986-6866
Selection Music
9014 Garvey Ave #B, Rosemead, CA 91770 (626)573-5333
Shattered Music
9026 Sunset Blvd, Hollywood (310)385-0193
Sing Young Music
San Gabriel, (626)571-8333
Monterey Park, (626)307-8820
Street Sounds
7704 Melrose Ave, Hollywood (323)651-0630
7751 Melrose Avenue, 2nd Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90038 (323)651-0630
Strictly Grooves
3915 W Sunset Blvd, Silver Lake/Los Angeles, CA 90028 (323)667-2011
Sunset Records
7509 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046 (323)874-5212
Superco
221 N Atlantic Blvd, Monterey Park, CA 91754 (626)289-9999
Super Pops Record Detective
1242 3rd Street Promenade #1, Santa Monica, CA 90401 (310)395-1344, (818)730-5505
Talking Book World
18955 Ventura Blvd, Tarzana, CA 91356 (818)344-2111
Tatak Pilipino
1660 Hillhurst Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027 (323)953-3662
Top Video
927 E Las Tunas Dr, San Gabriel, CA 91776 (626)287-4466 Tours International Inc. - Greek Music
6250 E Pacific Coast Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90803 (562)961-9292
Tower Records Clearance Center
7021 Hollywood Blvd, Suite 211, Los Angeles, CA (323)461-6901
Traditional Music
11734 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, (818)760-1623
Tuff Records
212 S Atlantic Blvd, Suite 206, Los Angeles, CA 90022 (323)887-3760
Video & Audio Center
1426 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403 (310) 451-6200
4401 Redondo Beach Blvd, Lawndale, CA 90260 (310)214-0081
Vinyl Fetish
7305 Melrose, Hollywood, (213)935-1300
1750 N Vermont Ave, (323)660-4500
Vinyl Frontier
263 W Olive, Burbank, CA 91502 (818)848-6880
Vinyl Vendors
1800 S Robertson Blvd #279, Los Angeles, CA 90035 (310)275-1444
VIP Records
3284 W Slauson, Los Angeles (323)298-5370
Virgin Megastore Hollywood
Wenzel's Music Town
13117 Lakewood Blvd, Downey, CA 90242, (562)634-2928
Waves Video
10141 Reseda Blvd, Northridge, CA (818)886-0707
World
19 S Garfield, Unit B, Alhambra, CA 91801, (626)284-1652
World of Strings
1738 East 7th Street, Long Beach, CA 90813, (562) 599-3913
Z ! RECORDS
2910 Foothill Blvd, La Crescenta, CA 91214 (818)236-2110
Zen Beats
7007 Greenleaf Ave #202, Whittier, CA (562)789-1306