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

flieger83

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I also have this one...I was a kid, and I liked the message...
(Of course, I was a serious milkshake junkie back then...well that, and popcorn at the Saturday movies)

 

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Red Rubber Ball by the Seekers... 45, what else?
Judith Durham is great! For a time, (a short time!) they were more popular than The Beatles; I saw it on their 60 Minutes clip.
 
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The whole CSNY universe has always been on my permanent play list, both as individual artists and in their various collaborations: Buffalo Springfield, The Hollies, The Byrd's, CSN, CSNY, Stills-Young Band, and so on.

Just so good in so many ways.
 

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Probably one of the only records I ever purchased, but it was Beastie Boys License to Ill. Records were on the way out in my youth and cassettes were on the rise.

And yes, I was a big user of the Columbia House and BMG during my time at USAFA. I dabbled with the cadet radio station KAFA and needed to get content. It was such an awesome racket where as I recall, you could "quit", then come back. I am fuzzy on the specifics, but knew them well as a cadet. I had CD cases full! I recall getting my car loan, and flying home for spring break to get my new-to-me truck. My parents picked me up at the airport and we went to dinner. That truck was broken into while we were eating.... and there went my CD's.... All labeled ever so nicely with a sticker label containing my name, rank, and USAFA PO Box number.... sad times.... just sad....

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First albums: Cowsills and The Best of Herman's Hermits (gotta love that cover). Notice that it came with a "Bigger-than-life AUTOGRAPHED COLOR PHOTO of Herman Inside!" I had that on my bedroom wall until I went off to college in '77.

(ooops, photos in next post)
 

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Air Supply, Greatest Hits

I remember standing in line at the Thrifty (best ice cream cones in town for .20) for Michael Jackson's, Thriller. Also, Rick Springfield was my first love.
 

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Wow, having flashbacks to my younger days and varied musical tastes!
Tough one to recall, but my first 45 was Tony Orlando and Dawn, "tie a yellow ribbon round the old oak tree"
As the 'baby' of the family with a sibling old enough to be my dad...my music ran the gamut
 

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Micheal Jackson's Thriller but I didn't buy it myself as I was in the 2nd grade
The 8 track in my parents car was becoming obsolete but we played Smokey and the Bandit and Linda Ronstadt constantly
Cassettes were soon the latest technology
First cassette was Madonna Like a Virgin
Vividly remember the first time I saw a real CD
 

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I was in a bar with a bunch of pilots when the Thriller video played on MTV. It truly seemed like a nationwide event at the time. It was hyped for weeks beforehand, and we had a great table with free tacos from the taco bar and pitchers of beer. That was a night in a bar I remember!
 

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I have very fond memories of sitting in the room I shared with my sister trying to record Casey Kasem's countdown on Saturday mornings. Inevitably our dad would come down the stairs belting out a Naval Academy ditty and trash my recording efforts. I also recall being dumbfounded when they made casettes that could 'auto play' to the B side. Crazy!
My mom used to have us reset the needle on the record player to her favorites; John Denver, The Kingston Trio, Neil Diamond among a few. My dad really loved the Kingston Trio and he used to play Linda Ronstandt over and over on sailing overnight trips with the local yacht club. Those poor records got played to death.
 

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I was in a bar with a bunch of pilots when the Thriller video played on MTV. It truly seemed like a nationwide event at the time. It was hyped for weeks beforehand, and we had a great table with free tacos from the taco bar and pitchers of beer. That was a night in a bar I remember!
back when MTV actually play music videos!!
 

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Bay City Rollers "Dedication". Pure bubble gum pop circa 1976. Doesn't hod up well today.

My 2nd one was The Beatle's "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band". I'm a little more proud of that selection.
 

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I think the first record I bought was a 45. “Don’t Pull Your Love” by Hamilton, Joe, Frank & Reynolds. Then one of the first albums I bought was “meaty beaty big and bouncy” by The Who and a Peter Frampton album at the same time.
 

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-- First album I bought with my own hard earned cash was Billy Joel "Glass Houses."
-- I was also a proud sucker (er, member) of the Columbia House Record and Tape Club.
-- Although I favor Led Zeppelin, I am a fan of Michael Jackson and saw him on Thriller tour at JFK stadium in Philly.

Good times! I had an awesome Sony Walkman that I probably ran 1000 miles carrying (good training for future NROTC) -- favorite tape for running was anything by pre-Signals Rush or one of my killer Mix Tapes (of course!).
 
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