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Broadway Sound building will soon be history

A building that's stood on the corner of Broadway and Edgewood Avenue in North Knoxville for more than a hundred years will soon be history.

Demolition crews will start Tuesday tearing down the old Broadway Sound building. It's been home to that music business since 1969. (And a good neighbor to the WBIR studios!)

Former owner Lynn Clapp started giving music lessons in the back room of Fisher's Piano on Cecil Avenue back in the 60's. Business was so good, he rented a small space in what became the Broadway Sound building at the end of the decade. Over the years, the business kept growing, expanding into other areas of the building and even surviving a fear.

In the more than four decades the business was open there, it saw thousands of musicians come and go, from amateurs to pros like Chet Atkins, Tommy Emmanuel, Ricky Skaggs, Peter Frampton, and even the heavy metal band White Snake.

A few years ago, Clapp's daughter bought the business, and she moved it to a new space on Ambrose Avenue.


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