So What Was the 1st. Record You Bought??


Just gathering dust in the nursery...
5-Year Member
Jul 24, 2014
All 45s:

Love Grows Where My Rosemary Goes (Edison Lighthouse)
There’s a Kind of Hush (Herman’s Hermits*)
Arizona (Paul Revere and the Raiders)

Peter Noone was my first love. I’ve seen him twice in concert in the last decade. He’s aging quite well.

Capt MJ

Ancient Mariner
10-Year Member
Sep 27, 2008
I bought two with my birthday money. I had saved up and bought my first stereo component set with turntable, speakers, amp/receiver and assembled it myself. Parents were slightly bemused by a child who loved to play and listen to classical music but was also interested in MoTown, R&B, female rock singers, jazz (have all of Ramsey Lewis Trio) and other genres.

Fifth Dimension - I loved their harmonies. Debut album, big hit “Up, Up and Away.”
Jefferson Airplane. Big hit “Somebody To Love.” Grace Slick, and her raw, rocker voice. She was the first in a long playlist I reserve for the car when I’m driving alone with Patti Smith, Janis Joplin, Pat Benatar, Heart’s Wilson sisters, Joan Jett, Chrissie Hynde, Debbie Harry, Stevie Nicks, Melissa Etheridge, et al. (I threw in Joan at the end. Some of you know the tune and words, some of you will know it from Sunday Night Football with different lyrics.)

Note: I had no clue about the drug references rife in popular music of that time. 8F106C57-826A-46A9-AB40-D043F41A78AC.jpegFF10334D-FEB6-480C-93F3-DA56BFAC422B.jpeg
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Super Moderator
10-Year Member
Jul 26, 2008
All the Beatles 45's released from '66-'70 in the UK...with my lawn care business money.

And some others...if you like....<<<egad>>> "classic"'d know them.


PS. I also have all the Beatles albums (UK) from that same period, including that messed up thing known as the "White Album."