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Do you remember the first record or album you bought?

Do you still have it as well?
Oh the humiliation…….

It’s hidden in my secret underground bunker.
@uncalled4 I love it ! 😆
uncalled4 · 56-60, M
@bijouxbroussard I see why it didn't make the album, but it's still a great track.
@uncalled4 It’s hilarious ! 😄
SunshineGirl · 36-40, F
Spiceworld, by the Spice Girls. Bought the CD in 1998 with money from my 13th birthday and still have it 😌
Ducky · 31-35, F
KISS Alive!
GerOttman · 61-69, M
It was actually a package of 10 albums from the Columbia record club for a penny! I might still have a few around, I gave some to my kid I think. Both Johnny Cash live prison albums, Janice Joplin, Led Zepplin III, Paul Revere and the Raiders... a few others.
When I was maybe 11, asked a friend who had an older brother (maybe 18-20) what a good rock album would be to buy. So, my first album was Ummagumma by Pink Floyd. Okay, that is not what I would consider a good primer for a kid, I failed to realize his bro was something of a burnout hippy. I appreciated it more later, and yes, I still have it.
ArtieKat · M
@BrewCityBarfly I saw Black Sabbath touring "Paranoid" - I only went because their specials guests were "Curved Air", whom - at the time - I thought were brilliant.
@ArtieKat Awesome. By the time I started going to concerts, Ozzy was gone. I was supposed to see him a few years back, but his health issues belayed the concert. I saw Pink Floyd in concert, was without Waters. That was fine with me, I was a more of a Gilmour fan.
ArtieKat · M
@BrewCityBarfly I used to see Ozzy quite regularly at one time - he lived just across the road from the pub where I was working at the time (1981) in Wimbledon. So different in real life to his stage persona
smiler2012 · 56-60
@happygolucky it was a song called magic fly by space from a second hand shop 🤔would of been in the early eighties i think
Nimbus · M
@smiler2012 Not YNWA then?
smiler2012 · 56-60
@Nimbus 😆do not worry i have that as well nimby cherished lol
blackarcher256 · 61-69, M
@Colonelmustardseed Jimi Hendrix Experience - Smash Hits, and yes I still have it.I have all of the vinyl I collected.
Umile · 41-45, F
Really · 80-89, M
Dvorak symphony no 9, Constantin Silvestri and l'Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion Française, in 1958 or 1959 after hearing the SNO perform it in the St Andrew's Halls, Glasgow. I still have the record. It's totally worn out, unplayable; but a friendly fellow online sent me a copy of a Japanese CD reissue and it's still a favourite of myself and my wife - who first heard it together with me in the St Andrews halls those 65 years ago .

Thanks for the opportunity to recall the golden days of my youth!
@Really yes I have heard them before, I think he did flower of Scotland at Hampden years ago.
I like bonnie lass o fyvie by them😄. My great grandfather used to sing it when I was little.
Really · 80-89, M
@happygoluckygal Your profile says you like finding 'new' music. Do you know any of Stan Rogers songs?
@Really No I don't but have a listen soon😃
Lisa82 · 41-45, F
My daddy bought me this...
Umile · 41-45, F
@Lisa82 👍
ArishMell · 70-79, M
My first two - I forget in which order - were Led Zeppelin Two, and Family's Family Entertainment.

Yes, I still have them, among a collection that was never large, but I have still not even unpacked the record-player I bought, oh, I think at least fifteen years ago now!

The record-player is one from which copies (of dubious legality) to a USB memory device can be made and I had had the idea of doing that when MP3 players were around (are they still?) so I could listen in the car.
ArishMell · 70-79, M
@ArtieKat Did you see the band at all! I did, around the same time, but I forget who was support act.
ArtieKat · M
@ArishMell I think I did, but my memory is a bit hazy. "Strange Band" time possibly.
ArishMell · 70-79, M
@ArtieKat I,with a circle of friends who used to meet regularly and all enjoyed Progressive Rock, saw several bands around that time, 1970-72 I suppose.

These included Family, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple and Van der Graaf Generator.

I have just looked up the last of those bands, on Wikipedia, and its says this:

The Hammill/Banton/Jackson/Evans quartet that resulted from H to He, Who Am the Only One is now considered the "classic" line-up. The group played on the 'Six Bob Tour'[a] in early 1971 with fellow Charisma labelmates Genesis and Lindisfarne.

Aha! It was one of those gigs, in Bournemouth, that I saw them. It does seem an unlikely combination of bands, now, but everyone enjoyed it. Lindisfarne finished their set with Fog on the Tyne, and waved Van de Graaf on stage from where they had been watching from only just in the wings, to join in the choruses.

Same line-up on the only LP I have of theirs, The Least We Can Do Is Wave To Each Other (1971). They did like snappy album titles...


All reminds me of a cartoon I once saw. It depicted a radio DJ telling his listeners, "That was Led Zeppelin, and guess what, kids, they all played their own instruments!"
ArtieKat · M
This was the first (full-priced) album I bought, in 1969 (aged 15/16)

The second album by the band "Family". I don't still have the original but I have it stored on my computer.
Nimbus · M
@ArtieKat Singer Roger Chapman, what a great voice!
ArtieKat · M
@Nimbus Yep!!!
Royrogers · 61-69, M
Queen: Night at the opera
ChipmunkErnie · 70-79, M
I believe it was a double set of the best of AL JOLSON -- as a kid I'd just seen THE JOLSON STORY on TV and liked the music, so I asked my parents to buy the album when i saw it in the store.
RenFur · 70-79, M

I LOVED that movie. It was on TV all the time. About A Quarter To Nine was my favorite (although that may be from Jolson Sings Again - I forget).
TheFragile · 46-50, M
The first album I bought with my own money was "Songs from the Big Chair" by Tears for Fears. I bought it on cassette and don't have it anymore. I've since gotten a digital copy.
Matt85 · 36-40, M
Republica I think it was
After that is was trance compilations
Yes the soundtrack to Sargent Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band with the Bee gees and Peter Frampton on vinyl and I no longer have it
exexec · 61-69, C
Ray Charles: Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music. I still have it.
Jimmy2016 · 61-69, M
🤔..............When I was 6 years old, my Mom bought me 'Meet The Beetles' at the grocery store when the album was released. It would have been 1964.......Not sure what happened to it but I wore it out playig it.
My first album I bought myself when I was 11-12 years old (1969-70) was the 'Easy Rider' sound track from the movie and I still have the album...I wore out that album too.......
sylvsn59 · 61-69, M
Could be mistaken but I believe it was Sticky fingers by the stones
Strongtea · 22-25, M
Chvrches first album, yes I still have it!!!!
Musicman · 61-69, M
Yes I do. The lady at the record store recommended it. This was in the 1960's. It was titled Dino, Desi and Billy. They were kids of famous artists doing covers. They were good and I liked the songs. No, I don't still have it. The album got broken and I replaced it with the Partridge Family.
Mikeawesome1986 · 36-40, M
The Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden.
I do. It was Honey and the Honeycombs. Honey was the drummer. I do not still have it. It got broken during a weird event where I had my little record player on the porch, and a crow flew inside the porch, pitched a conniption fit and knocked the player off the table.

Poor Honey. Rum pum.
AndysAttic · 56-60, M
First 'single' Hazel O'Connor Eighth day, album was by the same artist 'Breaking Glass'.

Definitely no longer have them as it was a long time ago.

ArtieKat · M
@AndysAttic Brilliant! I enjoyed the movie too! (It looked very dated when I saw it again lol).
tindrummer · M
45 "I saw her again" - Mamas and the Papas 1st I bought
1st I owned (a gift) album "Herman's Hermits gtst hits"
both long gone 😥
The first one I bought myself was Speak Of The Devil by Ozzy Osbourne, the first one I asked for as a gift was Double Platinum by Kiss.
tears for fears, sounds from the big chair.
I got thwarted in trying to get the devo album many years before.
darkmere1983 · 46-50, M
i think it was the abandoned luncheonette by hall and oates.
4thdimensiondream · 61-69, M
@darkmere1983 I love that title song!
QueenOfZaun · 26-30, F
The soundtrack of the first Spiderman movie from like 2002. My Dad bought it for me.
Pfuzylogic · M
1972 My Mom’s date was volunteered to buy it for me! 😂
“The Runway” The Grassroots
Primnproper · 56-60, F
Yes it was Billy Don't Be A Hero by Bo Donaldson & The Heywoods.
I bought it on single.
Straylight · 31-35, F
Metallica’s Black Album. I don’t have a physical copy anymore.
Corporalcolleague · 61-69, M
Three Dog Night "Live at the Forum", I no longer have it
NiteRaven93 · 26-30, M
Casting Crowns - The Altar and The Door
Degbeme · 70-79, M
CCR and no I don`t have it any longer.
JSul3 · 70-79
First record '57....45 rpm: Sun Record #281.... Great Balls of Fire by Jerry Lee Lewis & his pumping piano....picture sleeve w/Lewis and a blonde.

B side was You Win Again....great piano by Lewis of this Hank Williams song.
I don’t remember. I don’t have any that I’d bought. Lost them after moving several times.
2ndtimeguy · 61-69, M
Was a kid bought my mom a country music album for Mothers Day
Umile · 41-45, F
Fiji. Born and raised. Good album.
Yes, the first album I bought myself was Kool &The Gang’s "Wild and Peaceful". I still have it.
@bijouxbroussard The very first album I owned, my father bought me, in 1964…
eli1601 · 70-79, M
Still in the family

pdockal · 56-60, M
WrngWlf · 46-50, F
I remember the first album I got. It was my 13 birthday.....Slippery When Wet by Bom Jovi
@WrngWlf I used to like Bonjovi and Def Leppard.
Markmywurdz · 56-60, M
It was either Holst’s Planets Suite or Tubular Bells. Can’t remember now which one came first.
22Michelle · 61-69, T
First album was The Move, by The Move........bloody hell, that was 1968!
Cantsayno · 56-60, M
It was a cassette tape. Bostons 2nd album Don’t look back.
Royrogers · 61-69, M
Nothing wrong with a bit of Barry manilow
4thdimensiondream · 61-69, M
Honky Chateau by Elton
HotPizza71 · 51-55, M
7 inch single David Bowie, Let's Dance
Royrogers · 61-69, M
@HotPizza71 brilliant record

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