"Take You Back" Street Corner

"Two Kinds of Love" Alley

Rocky's Apartment

"Take You Back" Street Corner

Seen in: Rocky, Rocky II


Corner of:
Kensington Avenue & Tusculum Street
Philadelphia, PA 19134

“Take you back, do do do do …”

What a great song, it hits at the heart of all things Rocky. Performed and composed by Sly’s musically talented brother, Frank Stallone, “Take You Back” is heard in every single Rocky movie except for Rocky IV and Creed.

First seen at the beginning of the original film, the building that Frank Stallone and fellow singers are standing next to when Rocky is on his way home has been gone since the time of Rocky II. While the corner is obviously still there – located at the southeast intersection of Kensington Avenue and Tusculum Streets – there’s been a vacant lot in the spot where that building stood for over 30 years. Walk a few houses down Tusculum Street from this corner and you’ll end up at Rocky’s apartment.

“Two Kinds of Love” Alleyway

Located at:

1802 E. Tusculum Street (Approximate Area)
Philadelphia, PA 19134

Frank and the gang were next seen and heard in Rocky II, after the wedding scene, when Rocky carries Adrian home from the church. The singers, AKA “The Neighborhood Juke Box”, stood around a bonfire in a tiny space between two buildings and performed “Two Kinds of Love”. This alley┬áis still there, and looking outward from it, you can still see the same brick house with steps that appeared behind Rocky and Adrian on their chilly wedding night.


See what it looks like today in these photos!