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Your first ever record

Post by Chobulous » Fri Oct 29, 2021 10:15 pm

Just watching BBC4 and “You Really Got Me” by the Kinks was being played which was the first ever single I owned released in 1964 when I was 10 years old and bought for me by my grandma for 4s - 3d. I played it on my older brother’s and sister’s record player (their joint Xmas present) every chance I got until it was practically worn out.

What was your first record?

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Re: Your first ever record

Post by Jakubclaret » Fri Oct 29, 2021 10:24 pm

Nat king Cole - unforgettable was 1 of earlier 1s I remembered maybe the album title allowed for that.

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Re: Your first ever record

Post by Brucefanclaret » Fri Oct 29, 2021 10:29 pm

Eden Kane - Well, I ask you

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Re: Your first ever record

Post by ClaretTony » Fri Oct 29, 2021 10:30 pm

The first one I can remember getting was "What do you want to make those eyes at me for' by Emile Ford & the Checkmates

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbL530kanTU

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Re: Your first ever record

Post by cbx750 » Fri Oct 29, 2021 10:31 pm

Bits and pieces by The Dave Clark Five, also 1964 as a 10 year old.

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Re: Your first ever record

Post by TheFamilyCat » Fri Oct 29, 2021 10:32 pm

Got My Mind Set on You by George Harrison.

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Re: Your first ever record

Post by Steve1956 » Fri Oct 29, 2021 10:34 pm

San Francisco by Scott McKenzie..around 1967 as a 12 year old.
It had a orange label with my name and school form number written on it.

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Re: Your first ever record

Post by Devils_Advocate » Fri Oct 29, 2021 10:41 pm

First single I owned was Stand & Deliver by Adam & the Ants
First album I owned was Hull 4 London 0 by The Housemartins (just because of Happy Hour really)
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Re: Your first ever record

Post by gawthorpe_view » Fri Oct 29, 2021 10:41 pm

1973.

Wizzard- See My Baby Jive.

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Re: Your first ever record

Post by alf_resco » Fri Oct 29, 2021 10:41 pm

"Let's get together (yeah yeah yeah)" - Hayley Mills. Anneleys, Accrington 1961, 2s/11d.
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Re: Your first ever record

Post by green_parrot » Fri Oct 29, 2021 10:46 pm

All Shook Up by Elvis Presley - His first number one hit on the UK Singles Chart.
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Re: Your first ever record

Post by gawthorpe_view » Fri Oct 29, 2021 10:47 pm

gawthorpe_view wrote:
Fri Oct 29, 2021 10:41 pm
1973.

Wizzard- See My Baby Jive.
Edit, (thank's to alf-resco's prompt), 55 pence at Ames Record Bar on St James's Street.
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Re: Your first ever record

Post by Stalbansclaret » Fri Oct 29, 2021 10:48 pm

Blockbuster by Sweet was the first record I ever bought..at the Almaine shop at the top of Windy Bank ,Colne.
Whilst I subsequently bought some tosh I can genuinely say that the first album/LP I bought was The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from mars...still a favourite to this day nearly 50 years on.

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Re: Your first ever record

Post by Darthlaw » Fri Oct 29, 2021 10:49 pm

Stranglers - All Day and All of the Night 1988.

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Re: Your first ever record

Post by elwaclaret » Fri Oct 29, 2021 10:51 pm

The Prince - Madness
Kings of the Wild Frontier- Adam and the Antz

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Re: Your first ever record

Post by boatshed bill » Fri Oct 29, 2021 11:02 pm

Not sure, but possibly "All Or Nothing" by The Small Faces.
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Re: Your first ever record

Post by Cabbage » Fri Oct 29, 2021 11:02 pm

The Jam - Strange Town
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Re: Your first ever record

Post by bfcjg » Fri Oct 29, 2021 11:10 pm

Ride a white swan, Marc Bolan. Record Exchange Standish st. What a place.

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Re: Your first ever record

Post by timshorts » Fri Oct 29, 2021 11:16 pm

Love will tear us apart again was the first single that I ever bought.
"first record" is tougher as I think I was probably on quite a few performing before I ever bought one.
The first record I remember getting out and deliberately playing was gryphon (by gryphon), something that had been sort of left as a gift by the band's manager /producer. I acquired it again on cd only last year.

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Re: Your first ever record

Post by Pearcey » Fri Oct 29, 2021 11:16 pm

West End Girls - Pet Shop Boys.

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Re: Your first ever record

Post by steve_f » Fri Oct 29, 2021 11:22 pm

Neanderthal man. Hotlegs was probably the first single i bought

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Re: Your first ever record

Post by minnieclaret » Fri Oct 29, 2021 11:28 pm

First album I bought for myself was Neil Diamond, Gold. A live album.
First single was Ruby don’t take your love to town but it was a present.

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Re: Your first ever record

Post by ICL » Fri Oct 29, 2021 11:42 pm

First single I remember in the house was bought by my Dad - Sugar Sugar
First I bought - Eye Level
Second - Ball Room Blitz. Strange how fast your musical tastes change at that age!
First LP - Tubular Bells
First EP - Free; All Right Now (A Side), Wishing Well and My Brother Jake (B Side). Sadly our dog ate it :(

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Re: Your first ever record

Post by Sykoclaret » Fri Oct 29, 2021 11:57 pm

I'll Never get over you - Johny Kidd & the Pirates, 1963

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Re: Your first ever record

Post by Jimmymaccer » Sat Oct 30, 2021 12:04 am

The Wombles - “Wombling Merry Christmas”…….

Ahhh them were the days, with my brothers Rotel direct drive turntable, amp and wharfedale speakers …….

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Re: Your first ever record

Post by bobinho » Sat Oct 30, 2021 12:09 am

Cassette tapes was the first medium I owned, and all my tapes were made for me by my mum…. All fifties and sixties, but heavily overloaded by Elvis who I still love to this day.

I think the pleasure principal by Gary numan was the first album I bought myself. Single I can’t really remember but could possibly have been rat trap by the boomtown rats.

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Re: Your first ever record

Post by bobinho » Sat Oct 30, 2021 12:13 am

Or maybe it was parallel lines?

Memory not what it should be.

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Re: Your first ever record

Post by giveusaB » Sat Oct 30, 2021 12:49 am

Another for ride a white swan T. rex and if I remember correctly I bought it from Timothy whites in the town centre.

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Re: Your first ever record

Post by Steve1882 » Sat Oct 30, 2021 1:03 am

“Oliver’s Army” by Elvis Costello and the Attractions. As an 11 year old had no idea what it was about but was utterly hooked by the piano line at the intro and the melody. Still sends shivers up my spine if I hear it now.

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Re: Your first ever record

Post by RammyClaret61 » Sat Oct 30, 2021 1:09 am

Years may come, years may go. By Herman’s Hermits

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Re: Your first ever record

Post by CharlieinNewMexico » Sat Oct 30, 2021 3:41 am

Chicory tip : son of my father, or Albert Hammond Free Electric Band. Can’t remember which. First ever spending money.

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Re: Your first ever record

Post by spadesclaret » Sat Oct 30, 2021 3:50 am

1956 - my first single was Blueberry Hill by Fats Domino.

I didn't have a record player so kept it, unplayed, in a bedroom drawer until Christmas that year when Father Christmas brought me what I had asked for - a brilliant 10-record player.
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Re: Your first ever record

Post by dermotdermot » Sat Oct 30, 2021 3:52 am

First single bought? Strawberry Fair by Anthony Newley. This was redeemed by buying It’s Now or Never by Elvis Presley. First album, With the Beatles.

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Re: Your first ever record

Post by Vegas Claret » Sat Oct 30, 2021 4:24 am

not a clue what my first record was but I know what the first record I ever hunted for was - Sonz of a loop da Loop era - Far out............inspired a part time career
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzQncKUCV3Q

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Re: Your first ever record

Post by vancouverclaret » Sat Oct 30, 2021 4:30 am

I hear you knocking Dave Edmunds

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Re: Your first ever record

Post by Herts Clarets » Sat Oct 30, 2021 6:45 am

Not sure on single, I had Bay City Rollers singles as a child but don't recall them being bought. First album, like Bobinho, was The Pleasure Principle by Gary Numan. Shortly followed by Replicas by Tubeway Army and then Telekon, again by Numan. Still have them in the cupboard along with most of the vinyl I bought back then.

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Re: Your first ever record

Post by timshorts » Sat Oct 30, 2021 7:33 am

Herts Clarets wrote:
Sat Oct 30, 2021 6:45 am
First album, like Bobinho, was The Pleasure Principle by Gary Numan. Shortly followed by Replicas by Tubeway Army and then Telekon, again by Numan.
They always remind me of currant picking in Icklesham. One of the other pickers must have been a bit of a fan.

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Re: Your first ever record

Post by ClaretMov » Sat Oct 30, 2021 7:37 am

Tiger feet by Mud

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Re: Your first ever record

Post by groove » Sat Oct 30, 2021 7:48 am

It was actually a cassette, but the first music I chose and bought with my own money was the Frankie goes to Hollywood album Welcome to the Pleasuredome.

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Re: Your first ever record

Post by Dark Cloud » Sat Oct 30, 2021 8:11 am

"Back Home" by the England World Cup Squad 1970 (I know, I'm cringing here!) But I do believe my second record was "Lola" by the Kinks, so it did get better!

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Re: Your first ever record

Post by beddie » Sat Oct 30, 2021 8:17 am

Some great records being posted on here, they certainly bring back the memories for sure. Mine was Good Vibrations by the Beach Boys, it was 1966, I was 12 years old.

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Re: Your first ever record

Post by claretfern » Sat Oct 30, 2021 8:20 am

'The Last Time' Rolling Stones 1965.

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Re: Your first ever record

Post by Dark Cloud » Sat Oct 30, 2021 8:22 am

claretfern wrote:
Sat Oct 30, 2021 8:20 am
'The Last Time' Rolling Stones 1965.
That was my older brother's first record and I never stopped playing it on the sly when he was out!

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Re: Your first ever record

Post by Athletico mtoto » Sat Oct 30, 2021 8:53 am

Can’t remember the first record I bought myself
but my parents got me a record player for Christmas
including about half a dozen singles.
Maggie May by Rod Stewart was one of them.

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Re: Your first ever record

Post by Vintage Claret » Sat Oct 30, 2021 8:54 am

Resurrection Shuffle -Ashton, Gardner & Dyke

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Re: Your first ever record

Post by HB Claret » Sat Oct 30, 2021 9:19 am

Daytona Demon by Suzy Quatro was first single.

Think first album was Sweet Fanny Adams by The Sweet

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Re: Your first ever record

Post by XDS » Sat Oct 30, 2021 9:43 am

1st single Ace of Spades by Motorhead, don't know why never liked the bloody record
1st album Hot Wax I presume there must of been a record I liked on there but can't remember which one

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Re: Your first ever record

Post by andyh » Sat Oct 30, 2021 9:44 am

School’s out - Alice Cooper

First album many years later Love Bites by Buzzcocks

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Re: Your first ever record

Post by CaptJohn » Sat Oct 30, 2021 9:45 am

"She loves you" by the Beatles played on a new Bush record player I was bought for Christmas. It was one of those that folded up like a suitcase and would most likely be worth a fortune now.
First EP was "Twist and Shout" by the Beatles.
First LP was something by Mantovani, because my Mum liked his music :lol: It was alright TBH but not cool 8-)

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Re: Your first ever record

Post by Silkyskills1 » Sat Oct 30, 2021 9:52 am

Dark Cloud wrote:
Sat Oct 30, 2021 8:22 am
That was my older brother's first record and I never stopped playing it on the sly when he was out!
I had an older brother,too, so like you I would sneak in the other room when he was out to play them. Think the first one I bought was You'll never walk alone by Gerry and the Pacemakers. There's a great playlist on here already.

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