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Old 05-13-2011, 08:33 PM   #41
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Old 05-14-2011, 12:05 AM   #42
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Later, it was also the first casette I bought. And then it was the first CD I bought.
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Old 05-14-2011, 07:18 AM   #43
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MY first two albums were bought on a hot day in 1971. I skipped school and hitch hiked to the store and bought Alice Cooper's Love it to death and Black Sabbath's Paranoid. The money came from part time work at local farms. These Albums were quickly followed by Led Zepplin III, Killer, Atomic Rooster's Death Walks Behind You and Black Sabbath's Black Sabbath.
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Old 05-14-2011, 07:38 AM   #44
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It doesn't seem that long ago. It was also the first year I heard myself referred to as "jail bait" and had to ask my mother what that meant.

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I don't know how you guys remember stuff from so long ago. I've never purchased a record since i'm not that old. My first cassette was probably Bon Jovi's "Slippery When Wet" then Def Leppard's "Hysteria". I was born in 1979 so I was only about 7 or 8 at the time. I must have saved money that I received as gifts from relatives to pay for those. I think it's been about 11 years since I bought music of any kind.
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Old 05-14-2011, 08:35 AM   #45
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Gee, I'm old (older than dirt )...
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I have no idea what the answers are. Not even close to remembering my first purchases and I'm often mystified that many people do remember such things after many, many years. My brain just doesn't seem to retain that type of trivia. Wish it did though as it seems fun.
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For full effect... My first big name concert was Steppenwolf on this tour.

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Not surprising many here were into rebellious music back in the day. That may explain why we had a hard time with the old ball and chain at work.
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Old 05-14-2011, 11:25 AM   #49
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1st LPs at a 3 for $25 sale in 1979:
Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars by David Bowie
Live at Leeds by The Who
Surfs Up by Jon and the Nightriders

1st Cd: The Key by Joan Armatrading

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Not surprising many here were into rebellious music back in the day. That may explain why we had a hard time with the old ball and chain at work.
Nice observation. These lyrics (from my 1st) have been ringing in my head like an anthem since I was 14:

Now you're climbing to the top of the company ladder,
Hope it doesn't take too long.
Can't you see there'll come a day when it won't matter,
Come a day when you'll be gone?
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My first LP was by Paul Revere and the Raiders. I don't remember the album but I think it had the song "Good Things". I may have used babysitting money or allowance money.
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First single I want to hold your hand the Beatles bought at Woolworths. Sold it to a friend that had to have it for 98 cents. Couldn't find another copy for a month.

First album Jan and Dean Take Linda Surfing.

First 8track Jethro Tull Standup.

First cassette Jefferson Airplane Surrealistic Pillow/After Bathing at Baxters double album.

First CD Jethro Tull Standup.

Last CD Cream Wheels of Fire.

Last down load, Over the Rainbow, Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
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'Hound Dog' a 78.....by a guy named Presley.

Man, that's a loooong time ago.
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My memory is pretty foggy, but I suspect it was a Gilbert and Sullivan soundtrack, possibly the Mikado. I was into operetas and musicals back in the 1950s before pop music .
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My first 45 - I by The Velvets (1953)
First Album - Love Is The Thing by Nat "King" Cole (1957)

Now doesn't that make you all feel young?

I have a memory loss problem but I know the words to almost evey song on my Doo Wop 4 CD box set.
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No - my first 45 was a 78...
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Old 05-16-2011, 02:57 PM   #57
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When in elementary school we went on a field trip to a record factory. Each kid got the free record du jour. It was this one



That must have been around Nov 1961, when I was eight.
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Old 05-16-2011, 03:11 PM   #58
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I never bought vinyl LPs when I was a teenager. I didn't have the money to buy any.
Plus...the AM/FM stations near NYC were fabulous. Who needed to buy music ?
My one and only owned album as a teenager...a friend gave me John Lennon's "Imagine" as a birthday present.
My older brother and all my friends collected albums or had 8 track tapes and cassettes. I used to record other's peoples albums onto cassette tapes for myself.
Once I got into my adult years, I found a little store where they sold used CDs for a song and a dance. I loaded up on Aretha, Beatles, Carole King, Pointer Sisters, Barbra Streisand, Roberta Flack, all sorts of "Best of..." classical music, a few movie soundtracks, etc etc
I have added on to my CD collection over the years when I would see good albums from the 1970s in the ever-present drug store standup rack displays. I never pay more than $9 for these gems.
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First single - Strawberry Fields Forever/Penny Lane
First Album - Mellow Yellow (Donovan)

I was making about $.70/hour doing field work at a seed corn farm.
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