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What was the first record you ever bought?


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Posted on Jun 19, 2013 5:44:34 PM PDT
A. Strong says:
I checked records out from the library many times and they would let you have three for a week. I think the first purchase was Carole King - Tapestry in the early 1980's.

Posted on Jan 18, 2013 7:46:36 PM PST
Chet Fakir says:
Black Sabbath - Sabbath Bloody Sabbath. I was around thirteen and bought it because I wanted the heaviest thing going at the time. Still have it too!

Posted on Jan 18, 2013 5:12:26 PM PST
anonymous says:
Ummm.... Men at Work, the first one.

Posted on Jan 18, 2013 4:57:39 PM PST
Ten by Pearl Jam Ten

Posted on Jan 18, 2013 4:52:27 PM PST
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Rob says:
45: "Hound Dog"- Elvis
album: one of the Smothers Brothers
music album: Greenback Dollar-The KingstonTrio

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 18, 2013 4:41:43 PM PST
mac says:
That reminds me of some of the records I received from a club:
Stand Up - Jethro Tull
Fill Your Head With Rock - Various Artists
Cheap Thrills - Big Brother and the Holding Company
Johnny Winter

Posted on Jan 18, 2013 4:28:18 PM PST
gusula says:
I joined the Columbia Record and Tape Club - something like 11 albums for a penny and two more for the price of one, so 13 total. I don't remember all 13, but among them were Rush's Exit Stage Left, Men At Work, The Police's Synchronicity, Best of the Grateful Dead, John Cougar's American Fool, Aldo Nova's debut album... Ah, the memories!

Posted on Jan 18, 2013 3:26:57 PM PST
Bought, "Ticket To Ride", The Beatles...Owned, "Meet The Beatles", bought by my parents and jointly owned with my older Brother. I still have both, by the way.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 18, 2013 2:01:30 PM PST
onsenkuma says:
I know it was sometime in the Spring of '67 but I can't remember for sure whether it was THE YARDBIRDS 'Shape of Things' or THE STANDELLS 'Dirty Water'. It was definitely one of the two though, and definitely a 45 single. Garage rock was pretty cool stuff!

Posted on Jan 18, 2013 12:33:06 PM PST
First 45 " The Letter" The Box Tops
First Album Pink Floyd - Meddle

Posted on Jan 18, 2013 10:24:02 AM PST
ED S. says:
"Ballad Of Davy Crockett"
It was NOT the official Disney version like my friends had.

"Kilt him a bar
When he was only three"

Fess Parker, Mike Fink and the keel boat race, Buddy Ebson, wooden powder kegs, muskets and 'coon skin hats.

"He's Mike Fink
King of the river"

Posted on Jan 18, 2013 10:16:40 AM PST
vivazappa says:
After I bought Ram mom gave me some $ to buy another record.
I took the rest of my allowence money I saved along with her $$$ and bought:
The first three Sabbath records!

Posted on Jan 18, 2013 10:13:12 AM PST
zlh67 says:
I "borrowed" a couple of LP's from a local store that I never got around to returning and also bought a couple that I had no idea what they were but got anyway just because my older brothers told me they were good (and they were: Frampton Comes Alive, Rainbow Rising, Dark Side of the Moon), but the first album I remember saving my money for and paying for myself with my own money because *I* wanted it was Queen's "Live Killers".

Posted on Jan 18, 2013 10:02:31 AM PST
vivazappa says:
I listed the first album I bought above (Ram)...but the first one that was mine all mine...the first Chipmunks record!!!

"We like girls all kinds of girls from Betty to Veronica,
We like them small or fat or tall, I wanna play my harmonica!"

Posted on Jan 18, 2013 5:45:18 AM PST
Lauren says:
The Stranger by Billy Joel. I split that one with my sister, and that was probably the last time we agreed on anything about music, LOL.

Posted on Jan 18, 2013 5:04:26 AM PST
Snowblind says:
still have them around me Vinage Vinly and Princeton Record Exchange. Both in a 20 minute drive

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 18, 2013 4:44:26 AM PST
I do, and tapes would be on shelves above the records.

Posted on Jan 17, 2013 11:50:21 PM PST
D. Vicks says:
Remember record stores?

Posted on Jan 12, 2013 7:31:35 AM PST
Phil Perrin says:
Album,Boston by Boston,45,I Shot The Sherriff by Eric Clapton. Wow,that was a long time ago!

Posted on Jan 12, 2013 4:52:12 AM PST
It was either
The Best of Cream (just after they broke up, so it was the first of many, many "best of Cream" albums)
or
Led Zep II

I'm pretty sure I'd received an album or two before that as gifts, but those were my first purchases.

Posted on Jan 11, 2013 3:12:42 PM PST
Robert Dumas says:
Bought two at the same time: "Shoot Out at the Fantasy Factory" by Traffic and "Harvest" by Neil Young. Still big fans of both 40 years later!

Posted on Jan 11, 2013 2:57:43 PM PST
I think it was "Windy", by The Association, sometime in the 1960s.

Posted on Dec 1, 2012 9:56:15 AM PST
Dr. Mikey says:
@Randy. I got the "Davy Crockett" 45 about the same time you did. I think it was on yellow vinyl.

@Mac. I don't remember much about the music on that Herb Alpert album, but I sure do remember the cover!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 1, 2012 9:48:44 AM PST
Zaplightning says:
viva,

when I was a kid I'd hear Jeramiah Was A Bullfrog on AM radio....loved it, still do.

Posted on Dec 1, 2012 9:22:55 AM PST
Zaplightning says:
Armageddon - Self Titled, 1975. I saw the album in a department store and said hey cool. I was 14.
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