What was the first record you bought

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Re: What was the first record you bought

Unread post by guydarryl » Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:48 am

Wild thing/fom home by the Troggs - second hand from "David's book shop" in Letchworth when I was about ten years old. Didn't even have a record player at home. By the time I bought a stereo, I had lost the single so never listened to it.

First album (which I did listen to); Steve Howe, Beginnings - must have a listen, getting on for forty years since I have had it out :-?
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Re: What was the first record you bought

Unread post by Fretless » Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:13 am

Thinking even further back in time. I received a radio/cassette player for a birthday (11 or 12 years old) and Woolworths had racks of Classical cassettes for next to nothing. So my pocket money went on discovering the Great Works like Tchaikovsky's '1812', Vivaldi 'Four Seasons', Beethoven's '5th', Holst 'Planets' etc.. This was years before I was introduced to the murky world of progressive rock.

And I had a tape of 'Evita' (original studio version) which I played to death.
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Re: What was the first record you bought

Unread post by ArloFlynn » Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:19 am

First record I bought; ' She's so modern' - Boomtown Rats, spring 78. Great pop song! Rather I had chose Applemarcs firsts though.

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Re: What was the first record you bought

Unread post by SteveTheShadow » Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:07 am

First single - Hold Your Head Up - Argent.
First LP - Slade Alive!
I have neither now, unfortunately.
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Re: What was the first record you bought

Unread post by savvypaul » Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:14 am

Space Oddity - David Bowie...

...followed by The Puppy Song by David Cassidy

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Re: What was the first record you bought

Unread post by maxwell65 » Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:26 am

The Police 'Roxanne' 7"single.
The 1st record I received (with my record player) was A Hard Day's Night.
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Re: What was the first record you bought

Unread post by Latteman » Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:34 am

Fretless wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:13 am
Thinking even further back in time. I received a radio/cassette player for a birthday (11 or 12 years old) and Woolworths had racks of Classical cassettes for next to nothing. So my pocket money went on discovering the Great Works like Tchaikovsky's '1812', Vivaldi 'Four Seasons', Beethoven's '5th', Holst 'Planets' etc.. This was years before I was introduced to the murky world of progressive rock.

And I had a tape of 'Evita' (original studio version) which I played to death.
'Don't cry for me Argentina .... ' :dance:
Similar- had a hand me down cassette player in the 70s and got David Cassidy and Neil Diamond Hot Summer Night from my sister- still love ND to this day- DC not so much
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Re: What was the first record you bought

Unread post by Theo » Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:37 am

Traffic - Hole in my Shoe (1967): 7" single.
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Re: What was the first record you bought

Unread post by Toontrev » Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:19 pm

The Who - Join Together 1972. Cost 45p which for a 10 year old was a lot of money back then. Wish I still had it, great single.

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Re: What was the first record you bought

Unread post by slinger » Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:05 pm

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Rockbuster - Double Vinyl for 29s 11d

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