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Re: Your first ever record

Post by holdyourfire » Sun Oct 31, 2021 6:33 pm

First single-Simple game-Four tops
First Album-Rugby songs-Jock strap Ensomble
Prog rock soon took over.

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Re: Your first ever record

Post by basil6345789 » Sun Oct 31, 2021 7:43 pm

longsidetrumpet wrote:
Sun Oct 31, 2021 6:15 pm
There was something about Del… Runaway was a massive favourite of mine aged around 10/11, and I loved Flirt too. There were loads around that period I was hooked on - here comes summer (Jerry Keller), poetry in motion (Johnny Tillotson) and Johnny remember me (John Leyton). There was also a certain I Count The Tears, by the Drifters, which I still have, and class it as the first record I owned ( I didn’t have any of the above)
I spoke to a chap a couple of months ago who'd bought it at the same time and his copy also jumped in exactly the same place - a pressing fault no doubt.

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Re: Your first ever record

Post by levraiclaret » Sun Oct 31, 2021 10:00 pm

My Boomerang won'l come back by Charlie Drake or was it Right said Fred by Bernard Cribbins?
Either way it was a crap novelty song. No street cred for me.

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Re: Your first ever record

Post by Dressinggown » Sun Oct 31, 2021 10:14 pm

I think that it may have been SHAM 69 - HERSHAM BOYS but it could also be ADAM & THE ANTS - KINGS OF THE WILD FRONTIER.

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Re: Your first ever record

Post by longsidetrumpet » Sun Oct 31, 2021 10:34 pm

levraiclaret wrote:
Sun Oct 31, 2021 10:00 pm
My Boomerang won'l come back by Charlie Drake or was it Right said Fred by Bernard Cribbins?
Either way it was a crap novelty song. No street cred for me.
Sure it wasn’t something by Harry Lauder?

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Re: Your first ever record

Post by IanMcL » Sun Oct 31, 2021 10:53 pm

Brucefanclaret wrote:
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Eden Kane - Well, I ask you
A new youth club opened on my council estate in Reading when I was about 9. My sister went and took me. Eden Kane opened it and she had a pic sat on his lap!
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Re: Your first ever record

Post by IanMcL » Sun Oct 31, 2021 10:54 pm

My first record that I bought, was Side Saddle. Russ Conway. I was very young.

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Re: Your first ever record

Post by IanMcL » Sun Oct 31, 2021 10:58 pm

Claretforshaw wrote:
Sat Oct 30, 2021 10:40 am
Little white bull, Tommy Steele. Showing my age now !!
My second record!

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Re: Your first ever record

Post by IanMcL » Sun Oct 31, 2021 11:02 pm

Acting Claret wrote:
Sat Oct 30, 2021 10:16 pm
Alvin Stardust “Jealous Mind” 54p from Timothy Whites in Burnley, the l shaped shop.
I knew Alvin in later life. Have a very funny story about him. He used to come to my shows and I went to his.

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Re: Your first ever record

Post by Covclaret » Mon Nov 01, 2021 5:33 am

Airport by The Motors in 1978. Remember going down to Woolworths in Accy and buying it with saved up pocket money.

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Re: Your first ever record

Post by levraiclaret » Thu Nov 04, 2021 9:18 pm

longsidetrumpet wrote:
Sun Oct 31, 2021 10:34 pm
Sure it wasn’t something by Harry Lauder?
Could have been Andy Stewart "Scottish Soldier" or even "Michael row the Boat Ashore" :oops:

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Re: Your first ever record

Post by Fenwick » Thu Nov 04, 2021 10:01 pm

Matchstick Men and Matchstick Cats and Dogs. Time somebody did a remix. ( unless it's already been done )

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Re: Your first ever record

Post by claretonthecoast1882 » Fri Nov 05, 2021 8:50 am

True Faith New Order

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Re: Your first ever record

Post by SouthLondonexile » Fri Nov 05, 2021 9:07 am

From me to you - The Beatles

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Re: Your first ever record

Post by CharlieinNewMexico » Fri Nov 05, 2021 9:12 am

SouthLondonexile wrote:
Fri Nov 05, 2021 9:07 am
From me to you - The Beatles
How’d you play that when electricity wasn’t invented then 😉😉😉
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Re: Your first ever record

Post by Jimscho » Fri Nov 05, 2021 2:35 pm

Think the first was Reet Petite by Jackie Wilson 1957.I also remember A Pub With No Beer by Slim Dusty 1957 and may still have it somewhere.I had an EP by Cliff and the Drifters including the song Donna and still have that.

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Re: Your first ever record

Post by Jimscho » Fri Nov 05, 2021 2:39 pm

I also had Little White Bull by Tommy Steele and What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For by Emile Ford.

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Re: Your first ever record

Post by halfmanhalfbiscuit » Fri Nov 05, 2021 3:10 pm

All Mod Cons - The Jam

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Re: Your first ever record

Post by IanMcL » Fri Nov 05, 2021 10:37 pm

Another of my very early records, as a boy, not yet mentioned (I think) was, 'Lonely Pup in a Christmas Shop' sung by Adam Faith.

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Re: Your first ever record

Post by Acting Claret » Sat Nov 13, 2021 10:54 am

IanMcL wrote:
Sun Oct 31, 2021 11:02 pm
I knew Alvin in later life. Have a very funny story about him. He used to come to my shows and I went to his.
Do tell.

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Re: Your first ever record

Post by IanMcL » Sat Nov 13, 2021 4:23 pm

Very swiftly.
Alvin rang me up, before my first show in Royal Albert Hall. I thought it was a wind up, from work colleagues...but it wasn't!

Anyway, still short, he wanted tickets (I charged him). He told me that he was used to being phoned up and asked to attend functions, as a via, where they send a limo and feed him and Mrs first! I just laughed!

Next, he asked to be 'smuggled' into the venue, as he didn't want to be recognised at the main entrance!

I rang RAH and they laughed too!
Nonetheless, I sorted passes via the performer entrance.

Turned out he wanted to bring his picnic and booze for a party in his box!

In the end, he went through the main entrance!

Came to all my RAH shows and his guitarist became one of my actor/singers. He was from Port Glasgow.

Sadly, Alvin no longer with us.

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Re: Your first ever record

Post by ClaretTony » Sat Nov 13, 2021 6:20 pm

Jimscho wrote:
Fri Nov 05, 2021 2:39 pm
I also had Little White Bull by Tommy Steele and What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For by Emile Ford.
Had both those. I heard 'Just A Notion' today from the new Abba album. I thought they were going to go into What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For with the intro.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vy4bLOYDmsQ
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Re: Your first ever record

Post by Burnley1989 » Sat Nov 13, 2021 6:22 pm

Fat Les - Jerusalem

:lol:

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Re: Your first ever record

Post by bfcjg » Sat Nov 13, 2021 7:38 pm

There was something really rewarding about flicking through LPs and singles then getting them home,cleaning the stylus or needle and playing the record not quite the same now downloading and although the music is crisper albums vinyl had that lovely mellow sound.

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Re: Your first ever record

Post by JanetM » Sat Nov 13, 2021 7:40 pm

I Feel Fine - The Beatles

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Re: Your first ever record

Post by JanetM » Sat Nov 13, 2021 7:49 pm

colner wrote:
Sat Oct 30, 2021 10:17 am
Metal guru by T.Rex. I was in the fan club and one Christmas i got a paper record from them,lost over the years,dread to think what its worth now

I saw T Rex at The Imp! Still like Metal Guru although I like to think my musical taste improved with age. Was devastated when Marc Bolan died though.

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Re: Your first ever record

Post by iowalan » Sat Nov 13, 2021 8:15 pm

ring of fire .....eric burden and the animals .......new musical expresss......good days....ralph down the wing over to andy ....goal!

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Re: Your first ever record

Post by THEWELLERNUT70 » Sat Nov 13, 2021 11:26 pm

Tiger Feet - Mud

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Re: Your first ever record

Post by Silkyskills1 » Sun Nov 14, 2021 11:31 am

IanMcL wrote:
Sat Nov 13, 2021 4:23 pm
Very swiftly.
Alvin rang me up, before my first show in Royal Albert Hall. I thought it was a wind up, from work colleagues...but it wasn't!

Anyway, still short, he wanted tickets (I charged him). He told me that he was used to being phoned up and asked to attend functions, as a via, where they send a limo and feed him and Mrs first! I just laughed!

Next, he asked to be 'smuggled' into the venue, as he didn't want to be recognised at the main entrance!

I rang RAH and they laughed too!
Nonetheless, I sorted passes via the performer entrance.

Turned out he wanted to bring his picnic and booze for a party in his box!

In the end, he went through the main entrance!

Came to all my RAH shows and his guitarist became one of my actor/singers. He was from Port Glasgow.

Sadly, Alvin no longer with us.
Even more intrigued now as to your musical prowess. Are/were you someone I might have seen or heard of down the years? :?: :?:

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Re: Your first ever record

Post by ClaretCliff » Sun Nov 14, 2021 4:47 pm

First record bought was Maria by PJ Proby, probably bought from The Disc on Deardengate, Haslingden.

Like others above, I had a brother a few years older than me and I have vivid memories of him playing records, in particular Oh Boy by Buddy Holly, Singing the Blues by Tommy Steel and Story of My Life by Michael Holliday. Not heard the last two for ages but I still find myself singing them.

Great thread this and not ruined by the usual idiots.

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Re: Your first ever record

Post by Chobulous » Sun Nov 14, 2021 6:23 pm

houseboy wrote:
Sat Oct 30, 2021 7:03 pm
My first single was All Right Now by Free. My first album was Green River by Creedence Clearwater Revival.
That was a great album. I had all 7 of Creedence’s studio albums but the first I bought was Willie and the Poorboys

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Re: Your first ever record

Post by IanMcL » Sun Nov 14, 2021 6:23 pm

Silkyskills1 wrote:
Sun Nov 14, 2021 11:31 am
Even more intrigued now as to your musical prowess. Are/were you someone I might have seen or heard of down the years? :?: :?:
No Silky!
Talentless musically, although I have written 3 songs for my shows, so I am a registered songwriter with the PRS!
That eas so I could claim back some of the royalties I had to pay for my shows, to the venues!

My daughter is a musician.

I created, staged and promoted my shows in some of the nations posh (and not so posh) venues. The very first was Royal Albert Hall. Downhill from there!
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Re: Your first ever record

Post by houseboy » Sun Nov 14, 2021 6:30 pm

Chobulous wrote:
Sun Nov 14, 2021 6:23 pm
That was a great album. I had all 7 of Creedence’s studio albums but the first I bought was Willie and the Poorboys
Great band bud. They were also the first band I ever saw live - Free Trade Hall circa 1970 (give or take). John Fogerty had a voice that could take paint off walls at thirty paces.

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Re: Your first ever record

Post by Chobulous » Sun Nov 14, 2021 6:48 pm

houseboy wrote:
Sun Nov 14, 2021 6:30 pm
Great band bud. They were also the first band I ever saw live - Free Trade Hall circa 1970 (give or take). John Fogerty had a voice that could take paint off walls at thirty paces.
I saw him at Manchester Vic about 6 years ago. He did most of the old Creedence stuff and his voice was still as good.
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Re: Your first ever record

Post by redwasp » Sun Nov 14, 2021 9:37 pm

I'm not sure they were THE first but Hold Me by P J PROBY and The Cryin' Game by Dave Berry were not far off and I went to see them both performing in Blackpool last night along with Marmalade The Hermits and The Tremeloes.

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Re: Your first ever record

Post by Redbeard » Mon Nov 15, 2021 1:14 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGq-_HnXXhM

Released in 1964, but still sounds good today!! 8-)

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Re: Your first ever record

Post by minnieclaret » Mon Nov 15, 2021 2:00 pm

Redbeard wrote:
Mon Nov 15, 2021 1:14 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGq-_HnXXhM

Released in 1964, but still sounds good today!! 8-)
Astoria regulars, Sir.
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Re: Your first ever record

Post by corporal jones » Mon Nov 15, 2021 2:22 pm

America-a horse with no name

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Re: Your first ever record

Post by midlander63 » Tue Nov 16, 2021 8:57 pm

The various formats:

First single - "Cum On Feel The Noize" - Slade
First album - "Face The Music" - Electric Light Orchestra
First cassette - "A New World Record" - Electric Light Orchestra
First CD - "If You Want To Defeat Your Enemy Sing His Song" - The Icicle Works

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Re: Your first ever record

Post by longhair » Wed Nov 17, 2021 7:34 am

A nods as good as a wink to a blind horse
The Faces Timotht whites in burnley

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Re: Your first ever record

Post by IanMcL » Wed Nov 17, 2021 2:51 pm

Timothy Whites! There is a memory of the uk
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Re: Your first ever record

Post by Burt » Wed Nov 17, 2021 3:43 pm

Telegram Sam - Trex

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