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Initial post: Nov 29, 2012 6:36:22 AM PST
D. Vicks says:
THE DOORS Greatist Hits 1980.

Posted on Nov 29, 2012 6:58:39 AM PST
Huh. Well first one I ever OWNED was either Kiss Alive II or Bay City Rollers' Greatest Hits. And this is at a very young age, btw...

Posted on Nov 29, 2012 7:15:04 AM PST
Randy says:
A "45" of "The Ballad Of Davy Crockett"; I was 6 years old.

The first "rock" record I ever bought was Elton John's Greatest Hits.

Posted on Nov 29, 2012 7:17:46 AM PST
A Hard Days Night

Posted on Nov 29, 2012 7:35:55 AM PST
mac says:
I think it was "Whipped Cream and Other Delights" by Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass.

Posted on Nov 29, 2012 8:13:38 AM PST
vivazappa says:
Single-"Jeramiah was a bullfrog..."--Three Dog Night
Album-Ram--Sir Paul

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 29, 2012 8:17:24 AM PST
Two Tub Man says:
First LP :
Why Is There Air? by Bill Cosby

First Music LP :
The Who Sings My Generation

Posted on Nov 30, 2012 9:29:17 AM PST
D. Vicks says:
The first cassette I listened to was DIRE STRAITS Making Movies.Also WOODY ALLEN Standup Comic.

Posted on Nov 30, 2012 9:38:05 AM PST
45-Purple Haze/Foxy Lady-Jimi Hendrix Experience
Album-Smash Hits-Jimi Hendrix Experience

Posted on Dec 1, 2012 6:52:54 AM PST
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Kil Roi says:
The first LP I bought was Alice Cooper Killer in 1972. I played it so much I thought I would eventually wear the groove out. That copy is now framed and hanging on the wall. I have not repurchased it on CD or MP3 and probably never will. Living in the past has its quirks.

Posted on Dec 1, 2012 8:45:37 AM PST
First 45 was 'El Paso' by Marty Robbins
First LP was 'Little Deuce Coupe' by the Beach Boys.
John

Posted on Dec 1, 2012 9:16:10 AM PST
The American Dream on vinyl, of course. Way back in about 1971 or so.

I recently picked up the CD version of it and I still love it.

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.

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 9:56:15 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!

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

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

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 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

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 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 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".
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