Planet Records – 144 Mt. Auburn, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138
In it’s (newish) home on Mt. Auburn, Cambridge’s Planet Records has been in business since 1983, surviving fires, floods, hail and locusts (ok maybe only a fire) that would have put many lesser shops out of business. Featuring a nice assortment of new and used records of many genres, it is routinely found on Best of Boston lists for the best record stores in Beantown, including Boston Magazine’s Vinyl Sightings: Boston’s Top Record Stores which can be found on our list of Best Record Stores Open Today. And what other store offers you a Bachelor’s Degree in Record Collecting from the University of Vinyl?
Here’s a recent interview with John Damroth, the store’s owner, that appeared in the Boston Voyager, “Meet John Damroth of Planet Records in Harvard Square” on May 22, 2017. The article pictures John proudly holding a King Crimson album, describing the store and its history.