The administrators for HMV have confirmed that the famous name will disappear from at least four of the region's high streets.
The branches in South Shields, Durham, Stockton and the Teesside Shopping Park will close, with the loss of thirty nine jobs.
Our Business Correspondent Ben Chapman visited the South Shields branch, where the shop has played its own part in recent pop music history.
His report, which you can watch in full below, contains some flash photography.
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