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Crews tear down Broadway Sound

A piece of north Knoxville history will soon be completely gone.

Crews are in the process of tearing down a building that has stood at the corner of Broadway and Edgewood avenues for more than a hundred years. The building has been home to Broadway Sound since 1969. For the last 45 years, the music store sold instruments and offered lessons at the north Knoxville location, just across the street from WBIR's studios.

Former owner Lynn Clapp started giving music lessons in the back room of Fisher's Piano on Cecil Avenue in the 1960s. Because business was good, he rented a small space in what became the Broadway Sound building. Over the years, the business kept growing, expanding into other areas of the building.

In more than four decades, the building 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.


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