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What was the first record you bought?

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Subject: What was the first record you bought?
From: Rog Peek
Date: 20 Feb 08 - 02:30 PM

Mine was "Hard Headed Woman" Elvis Presley 1958.

I remember the shop next door to Woolworths in Cirencester where I bought it.

It was a very brittle '78' which eventually got broken.

The first '45' was "Living Doll" Cliff Richard 1959. cost 6s.8d. Still have it. Remember the shop in Gloucester Road, Malmesbury.

The first LP was "Please Please Me" Beatles 1963. Still have it.

Rog


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Subject: RE: What was the first record you bought?
From: Deckman
Date: 20 Feb 08 - 02:33 PM

All I remember is that it was Burl Ives! Bob(deckman)Nelson


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Subject: RE: What was the first record you bought?
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 20 Feb 08 - 02:34 PM

First LP was Pete Seeger, 'We Shall Overcome' and I still have that too.

G.


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Subject: RE: What was the first record you bought?
From: Alice
Date: 20 Feb 08 - 02:37 PM

Herb Alpert "This guy's in love with you." sigh


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Subject: RE: What was the first record you bought?
From: Rabbi-Sol
Date: 20 Feb 08 - 02:38 PM

Oh My Papa by Eddie Fisher

                                        SOL


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Subject: RE: What was the first record you bought?
From: Leadbelly
Date: 20 Feb 08 - 02:38 PM

International: Cumberland Gap by Lonnie. Flipside (in Germany) Don't you Rock me Daddy-o.
National (just before Lonnie's record): Heimweh by Freddie (Quinn). Flipside: Mary Ann.
Manfred


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Subject: RE: What was the first record you bought?
From: AllanW
Date: 20 Feb 08 - 02:44 PM

Single: Alternate Title by The Monkees
LP: Smash Hits by Jimi Hendrix

Well spent paper round money I thought at the time. Took me a month to save up.

I don't believe anyone who says their first record was a folk record unless they are called Copper or something. :)


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Subject: RE: What was the first record you bought?
From: GUEST,Peace
Date: 20 Feb 08 - 02:45 PM

"Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis in 1957 I think. May have been 1958. Not sure.


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Subject: RE: What was the first record you bought?
From: alanabit
Date: 20 Feb 08 - 02:46 PM

"Magical Mystery Tour" double EP by the Beatles. I got it for six shillings in the budget rack in Callington, Cornwall in 1968.


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Subject: RE: What was the first record you bought?
From: irishenglish
Date: 20 Feb 08 - 02:50 PM

Eagles-the first album with Take It Easy.


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Subject: RE: What was the first record you bought?
From: Tweed
Date: 20 Feb 08 - 02:56 PM

Beatles' She Loves You on Swan Label.

My wife may still have it or mebbe she's melted it down by now I don't know for sure.


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Subject: RE: What was the first record you bought?
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 20 Feb 08 - 02:58 PM

Sorry Alan W but it's true, almost all of my record collection is folk.
G


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Subject: RE: What was the first record you bought?
From: Wesley S
Date: 20 Feb 08 - 02:59 PM

The Kinks Greatest Hits. But I had already gained custody of my older brothers LP's: PP and M, Kingston Trio, the Brothers Four and Joan Baez.


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Subject: RE: What was the first record you bought?
From: PoppaGator
Date: 20 Feb 08 - 03:02 PM

"Charley Brown" by the Coasters, 45 rpm, Atco label, probably about 1958.


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Subject: RE: What was the first record you bought?
From: fat B****rd
Date: 20 Feb 08 - 03:02 PM

After "Robin Hood/Davy Crockett" by Dick Jamnes it was "Rock Around The Clock" and Lonnie Donegan's
"Lost John/Stewball" Happy Days.


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Subject: RE: What was the first record you bought?
From: Leadbelly
Date: 20 Feb 08 - 03:02 PM

Seems to become another great thread because everybody is able to make a contribution. Thanks to Rog Peek! Good and simple idea.


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Subject: RE: What was the first record you bought?
From: fat B****rd
Date: 20 Feb 08 - 03:03 PM

My first LP was "Womoweh" by Karl Denver.


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Subject: RE: What was the first record you bought?
From: fat B****rd
Date: 20 Feb 08 - 03:05 PM

Quite right, good thread Rog, but how many of you still sometimes play (albeit on CD) the first music you ever bought?.


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Subject: RE: What was the first record you bought?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 20 Feb 08 - 03:05 PM

No idea. My parents were buying the same folk stuff that I liked when I was a youngster (Baez, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Ian & Sylvia, the Weavers, Judy Collins, etc), so I can't clearly recall who it was who bought those early albums in the first 10 years...me or them. But the first one I really can REMEMBER buying myself was Bob Dylan's "Highway 61 Revisited". That was tantamount to a revelation as far as I was concerned. I can clearly remember the first time I put it on the turntable and heard the opening chords of "Like A Rolling Stone".


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Subject: RE: What was the first record you bought?
From: Leadbelly
Date: 20 Feb 08 - 03:09 PM

fat B****rd : would like but can't do this because all singles are sold decades ago.


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Subject: RE: What was the first record you bought?
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 20 Feb 08 - 03:12 PM

I have a stack of scratched 45s from the 60s, Rolling Stones etc, that I got from a DJ friend.
G.


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Subject: RE: What was the first record you bought?
From: AllanW
Date: 20 Feb 08 - 03:13 PM

"Sorry Alan W but it's true, almost all of my record collection is folk."

hehe, okay G, I believe you. Can I tempt you with a Jimi LP?


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Subject: RE: What was the first record you bought?
From: MissouriMud
Date: 20 Feb 08 - 03:23 PM

First 45 rpm was probably "26 Miles" by the Four Preps.   First 33 rpm was probably the Kingston Trio's First Album. Before that I had to get by on either things my folks bought me (Burl Ives) or things I borrowed from my brothers (The Weavers).   I don't have any of the records any more (disappeared in the purge of '97) and I don't play 26 Miles any more, but I do occasionally play some of the Burl Ives, Weavers and Seeger songs from those early albums.

I keep getting annoying red lines under my words - like I cant spell


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Subject: RE: What was the first record you bought?
From: Jack Campin
Date: 20 Feb 08 - 03:28 PM

Either:
- Bach's Suite no 1 in C and Triple Concerto in A minor, London Baroque conducted by Karl Haas
- Orff's Carmina Burana, can't remember who by, but the one with the amazingly weird tenor.


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Subject: RE: What was the first record you bought?
From: GUEST,Nigel Spencer (cookieless)
Date: 20 Feb 08 - 03:29 PM

'This Town Ain't Big Enough For Both of Us' by Sparks. Ex-jukebox, from the local newsagent, big hole in the middle, 10p.


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Subject: RE: What was the first record you bought?
From: Celtaddict
Date: 20 Feb 08 - 03:30 PM

Don't recall the first 45, but the first LP was Peter, Paul & Mary, "Lemon Tree."


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Subject: RE: What was the first record you bought?
From: Becca72
Date: 20 Feb 08 - 03:35 PM

I don't remember the first one I bought myself, but I remember the first album I ever got...convinced my great aunt to buy it for me. Ace Frehley in 1977 when the 4 members of KISS each put out a separate album. I was 5 :-)


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Subject: RE: What was the first record you bought?
From: Geoff Wallis
Date: 20 Feb 08 - 03:42 PM

The Springfields' 'Island of Dreams', though I think I won it at a local fete. Whatever the case, it was pretty useless as we didn't have a record player until 1967 and then I bought Fleetwood Mac's 'dustbin' album.


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Subject: RE: What was the first record you bought?
From: Ian Burdon
Date: 20 Feb 08 - 03:43 PM

My first LP was Abbey Road by the Beatles and yes I do still play it from time to time. The second was Pink Floyd's A Nice Pair

First 45 was either Jean Genie or Mama Weer All Crazee Now


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Subject: RE: What was the first record you bought?
From: TheSnail
Date: 20 Feb 08 - 03:44 PM

George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue/American in Paris. Haven't played it for a while.

Jack Campin

- Orff's Carmina Burana, can't remember who by, but the one with the amazingly weird tenor.

Remember that famous occasion in the Albert Hall, early seventies, when the tenor fainted on the cellist and a member of the audience stepped in to take his part? I WAS THERE!


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Subject: RE: What was the first record you bought?
From: The Borchester Echo
Date: 20 Feb 08 - 03:55 PM

Can't beat the squashed cellist but at a screening of Peter Grimes (the movie) something broke so a friend and I leaped up onstage and sang it.
No, I haven't got the record of it but I do have a DVD from a charity shop.
My first record? Might have been Please Please Me.
But the first ones I remember were Yorkshire band 78s on my grandfather's wind up gramophone.
And Deep In The Heart Of Texas which I thought was about the cat because that was its name.


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Subject: RE: What was the first record you bought?
From: Metchosin
Date: 20 Feb 08 - 03:56 PM

Can't remember the year, but some time in the mid 1950's, Slim Whitman's Indian Love Call on 78RPM. Pretty weird record for a kid to buy, but I did.


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Subject: RE: What was the first record you bought?
From: dwditty
Date: 20 Feb 08 - 03:59 PM

There's a Meeting Here Tonight - Joe & Eddie


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Subject: RE: What was the first record you bought?
From: mattkeen
Date: 20 Feb 08 - 04:01 PM

can't by me love - (thats by the beatles)


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Subject: RE: What was the first record you bought?
From: skarpi
Date: 20 Feb 08 - 04:01 PM

ABBA - ARRIVAL


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Subject: RE: What was the first record you bought?
From: dwditty
Date: 20 Feb 08 - 04:01 PM

And I just found the video of it (THere's a Meeting...) on youtube!

ClickHere


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Subject: RE: What was the first record you bought?
From: dwditty
Date: 20 Feb 08 - 04:02 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znj2aWAKLvw

grrrr


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Subject: RE: What was the first record you bought?
From: Metchosin
Date: 20 Feb 08 - 04:09 PM

And I think when I bought Indian Love Call, I was probably looking for

Poor Old Kaw Liga


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Subject: RE: What was the first record you bought?
From: GUEST,Bob Ryszkiewicz
Date: 20 Feb 08 - 04:11 PM

The first record I got was The Rolling Stones "NOW" with Little Red Rooster on it. Not so unusual until you consider that I didn't have a record player. But I said to myself, "when I get a record player, this is what I will listen to." So I used to carry it with me, to the language laboratory at Rhode Island College, and between studying French on the turntables that were available there, I would listen to The Stones. O.K. O.K. make that I would study French in between listening to The Stones...It was Mono and wonderful. I played it so much that it wore out. So I had to get another copy, but that was in Stereo. Not as good. Some of the raw power of the mono got lost.
Everything prior to was on an 1960 Emerson radio. One of the first transistor radios, which I still have. Before that a 50's GE radio modded with an external car speaker so I could get "Stereo". Before that it was a crystal set. Oatmeal box, crystal, needle, headset, wired to the plumbing. Got New York from Rhode Island. Comparable to a lunar landing when you are 8-10 years old...
But that first Stones record got me started in the Blues. That and all the Classic Rock&Roll(a lot with a country blend) from 1953 to the dawn of the 60's...
bob


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Subject: RE: What was the first record you bought?
From: Bill D
Date: 20 Feb 08 - 04:36 PM

well, the first 45s I had..(bought for me) were "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer" by Gene Autry and "Blackball Ferry Line" by Bing Crosby (about 1949)

Later, my first LPs were "It's In the Book" by Johnny Standly!! and an LP by Rafael Mendez and his 2 sons....trumpet players extraordinary

in folk it was Burl Ives "Wayfarin' Stranger" and "The Weavers at Carnegie Hall"


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Subject: RE: What was the first record you bought?
From: Marje
Date: 20 Feb 08 - 04:54 PM

The first single I owned was Cliff Richard's "Please Don't Tease". My cousin gave it to me because she didn't want it, and I was thrilled to bits (well come on, I was only 12 or 13 at the time).

The first one I actually bought was "Blue Moon" by the Marcels. I found a second-hand shop that sold singles at a price just about affordable on a pocket-money budget, and that was the first one I found there that I liked.


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Subject: RE: What was the first record you bought?
From: Ross Campbell
Date: 20 Feb 08 - 04:54 PM

The first record I remember looking for (unsuccessfully) was "Surf City" by Jan & Dean. The first album I remember owning (a Christmas present I requested) was a double LP "The Springfields Collection". The first album I bought with my own money was Bert Kaempfert's "Living It Up" (Polydor - round about the time they were recording the Beatles' first sessions).

Theme from "CaptainZeppos" (Living It Up)

I used to watch the "Captain Zeppos" series on TV when I should have been studying, couldn't get the tune out of my head and some kind soul at the BBC eventually told me what it was.

I do sometimes wonder how I got here from there. But listening to that clip, maybe that's why I play guitar the way I do. Wierd.

Ross


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Subject: RE: What was the first record you bought?
From: Beer
Date: 20 Feb 08 - 04:56 PM

All Shook Up
Beer (adrien)


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Subject: RE: What was the first record you bought?
From: MARINER
Date: 20 Feb 08 - 05:00 PM

The first album I ever bought was "The Johnnie Otis Show " a fake live album on the Capitol label . It was about 1958 Still have it! First "45" was a Drifters single ,the name which escapes me at the moment .


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Subject: RE: What was the first record you bought?
From: GUEST,highlandman
Date: 20 Feb 08 - 05:03 PM

First LP I personally went out and purchased with my own (hard-earned lawn mowing) funds: The Sound of Silence by Simon and Garfunkel. When it was new... what, 1966 or so?
To be completely honest, that's a slightly false answer, because I clearly remember buying several at the time. But for the life of me can't remember what they were. So SOS walks away with the prize by virtue of being memorable.
Interesting thread... who would have thought, out of all the important firsts in most people's lives, that buying the first record would be so easy to recall?
-Glenn


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Subject: RE: What was the first record you bought?
From: Rowan
Date: 20 Feb 08 - 05:05 PM

My first 78 was The three bells (aka the Jimmy Brown song) with the Companions of song.
My first LP was either something by Arthur Lyman or Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers.
Never bothered with 45s and can't remember if I bought any EPs.
My first CDs (on the same day) were that Paul Simon one with Diamonds on the soles of her shoes and The Battlefield Band's Bad Moon Rising.
Most of my vinyl and CD collection is "folk" though.

Cheers, Rowan


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Subject: RE: What was the first record you bought?
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 20 Feb 08 - 05:09 PM

Gypsies Tramps and Thieves by Cher was the forst single. First album was TRex Electric Warrior


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Subject: RE: What was the first record you bought?
From: Franz S.
Date: 20 Feb 08 - 05:10 PM

First record I bought was a 78 by the Beverly Sisters. "Greensleeves" (with a sappy set of lyrics) on one side and "I'll See You In My Dreams" on the other. First LP was The Jimmy Giuffre 3 (Atlantic 1254) and the first folk LP was Pete Seeger's Gazette on Folkways. I still have all three of them and I still play them (not on CD).


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Subject: RE: What was the first record you bought?
From: The Villan
Date: 20 Feb 08 - 05:10 PM

The first 45 I bought was Jack O Diamonds Lonnie Donegan and I think it had Ham n Eggs on the other side.

The first LP was Tops with Lonnie

Lost all my 45's and Lp's

However, I have most of my original collection on CD. I still play them a lot.
Here is an idea of my music influences I am still building this webpage up.


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Subject: RE: What was the first record you bought?
From: mrmoe
Date: 20 Feb 08 - 05:13 PM

I'm pretty sure it was Hugh O'Brien sings Wyatt Earp.....


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