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GUEST,dinnerlady 26 Mar 04 - 09:59 PM
pdq 26 Mar 04 - 10:02 PM
Strick 26 Mar 04 - 10:13 PM
Jerry Rasmussen 26 Mar 04 - 10:18 PM
Stilly River Sage 26 Mar 04 - 10:26 PM
Bee-dubya-ell 26 Mar 04 - 10:33 PM
Bobert 26 Mar 04 - 10:42 PM
JennyO 26 Mar 04 - 11:01 PM
LadyJean 26 Mar 04 - 11:22 PM
Amergin 26 Mar 04 - 11:35 PM
Peace 27 Mar 04 - 12:14 AM
Amergin 27 Mar 04 - 12:43 AM
Dave Hanson 27 Mar 04 - 12:50 AM
richlmo 27 Mar 04 - 01:01 AM
GUEST,Dino 27 Mar 04 - 01:20 AM
Metchosin 27 Mar 04 - 03:37 AM
Gurney 27 Mar 04 - 04:16 AM
Splott Man 27 Mar 04 - 04:34 AM
Jeanie 27 Mar 04 - 04:42 AM
harvey andrews 27 Mar 04 - 04:54 AM
John MacKenzie 27 Mar 04 - 04:54 AM
GUEST,Penguin Egg 27 Mar 04 - 05:33 AM
Metchosin 27 Mar 04 - 05:58 AM
Morticia 27 Mar 04 - 06:03 AM
GUEST,Penguin Egg 27 Mar 04 - 06:09 AM
Roger the Skiffler 27 Mar 04 - 06:41 AM
The Villan 27 Mar 04 - 07:55 AM
GUEST,Russ 27 Mar 04 - 08:09 AM
Damon 27 Mar 04 - 08:54 AM
GUEST,earthling 27 Mar 04 - 11:41 AM
fat B****rd 27 Mar 04 - 12:53 PM
DougR 27 Mar 04 - 12:55 PM
Backstage Manager(inactive) 27 Mar 04 - 01:11 PM
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akenaton 27 Mar 04 - 02:37 PM
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Thomas the Rhymer 27 Mar 04 - 03:56 PM
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Subject: BS: the first record and LP you ever bought
From: GUEST,dinnerlady
Date: 26 Mar 04 - 09:59 PM

the first single I ever bought (actually it was bought for me by my brother) David Cassidy Daydreamer and my first albulm was Rock On by David Essex


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Subject: RE: BS: the first record and LP you ever bought
From: pdq
Date: 26 Mar 04 - 10:02 PM

"Another Side of Bob Dylan" in '64.


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Subject: RE: BS: the first record and LP you ever bought
From: Strick
Date: 26 Mar 04 - 10:13 PM

"The Moldau"/"Rienzi Overture"; London Philharmonic Orchestra. The second was "BENNY GOODMAN IN TOKYO 1957"; Benny Goodman Quartet. Strange kid, I know.


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Subject: RE: BS: the first record and LP you ever bought
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 26 Mar 04 - 10:18 PM

Best I can remember, the first album I bought was by Dion and the Belmonts. But it probably was earlier than that. Besides, in the days when dinosaurs ruled the earth, albums evolved from extended play 45 r.p.m.s (I had them by Elvis, from Jailhouse Rock, and a Gene Vincent)to albums on several 45 r.p.m.s.

First record would be impossible to remember because I is so old. I started buying 78 r.p.m.'s before they even came out with 45's. The coolest 78's were the picture records in colored vinyl.

Jerry


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Subject: RE: BS: the first record and LP you ever bought
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 26 Mar 04 - 10:26 PM

Some thing by Grand Funk Railroad, influenced by my best friend. First I bought of my own volition, Carol King's Tapestry. Most of what I bought were classical. Still are.


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Subject: RE: BS: the first record and LP you ever bought
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 26 Mar 04 - 10:33 PM

First 45: Some Elvis thing I can't remember the name of - not one of his biggies
First LP: The Rolling Stones Between the Buttons

Bruce


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Subject: RE: BS: the first record and LP you ever bought
From: Bobert
Date: 26 Mar 04 - 10:42 PM

1956...It was definately Elvis. It had 4 songs on it... "Hound Dog", "I want You, I need You and I Love You", "Don't be Cruel", and, and, and, ahhh _____________________.

Bobert


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Subject: RE: BS: the first record and LP you ever bought
From: JennyO
Date: 26 Mar 04 - 11:01 PM

First single - "A fool such as I" - Elvis

First LP - I think it was a Peter Paul and Mary one - I had all of them, but the best was "Peter Paul and Mary in Concert".


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Subject: RE: BS: the first record and LP you ever bought
From: LadyJean
Date: 26 Mar 04 - 11:22 PM

I think it was something by the Monkees. The ones I remember best were "Why is there Air" by Bill Cosby, and "Switched on Bach". "Why is There Air" has Cosby's Chicken Heart story. It's a howl. Switched on Bach turned me on to baroque music. I never looked back.


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Subject: RE: BS: the first record and LP you ever bought
From: Amergin
Date: 26 Mar 04 - 11:35 PM

what are records?


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Subject: RE: BS: the first record and LP you ever bought
From: Peace
Date: 27 Mar 04 - 12:14 AM

Ask Little Hawk. Most Ontario people have 'em.


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Subject: RE: BS: the first record and LP you ever bought
From: Amergin
Date: 27 Mar 04 - 12:43 AM

I didn't ask about police records....


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Subject: RE: BS: the first record and LP you ever bought
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 27 Mar 04 - 12:50 AM

When I was quite young I was sent out with some money to buy a 45 record for the newly acquired family record player, I can't remember what it was I was supposed to buy but I came back with Lonnie Donegan's ' Does Your Chewing Gum Lose It's Flavour/Golden Vanity ' boy did I get a bollocking, I was the only one who liked it.
eric


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Subject: RE: BS: the first record and LP you ever bought
From: richlmo
Date: 27 Mar 04 - 01:01 AM

The first album I ever payed for was probably by Dino, Desi and Billy,
Really.
I was 13 or 14 or so. I couldn't tell you anything on the album now, but I remember it well.


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Subject: RE: BS: the first record and LP you ever bought
From: GUEST,Dino
Date: 27 Mar 04 - 01:20 AM

So well you can't remember anything, wow !!!


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Subject: RE: BS: the first record and LP you ever bought
From: Metchosin
Date: 27 Mar 04 - 03:37 AM

First record I bought was a 78 RPM of Slim Whitman's Indian Love Call (I was young, it was around 1955 and I didn't know any better). The 2nd was a 78 RPM of either Elvis Presley's All Shook Up or Little Richard's Ready Teddy or Rip It Up, can't remember the order but I know I played them until the grooves turned grey. And then 45s arrived and after that its just a blur.


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Subject: RE: BS: the first record and LP you ever bought
From: Gurney
Date: 27 Mar 04 - 04:16 AM

It was an album. Julie Christie, 'Big Band Specials.'
Wonder who borrowed it and never returned it.


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Subject: RE: BS: the first record and LP you ever bought
From: Splott Man
Date: 27 Mar 04 - 04:34 AM

My mum bought a Dansette (......pause for nostalgia.....) in 1961 and we went out and bought the Nos 1 and 2 of the week - Johhny Remember Me by John Leyton, and You Don't Know by Helen Shapiro. My first LP was by Allan Sherman - he of Hallo Mudda, Hallo Farda fame. I've still got them, and I still occasinally do a couple of the Allan S songs!

I'm still waiting for a knock from the taste police.

Splott Man


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Subject: RE: BS: the first record and LP you ever bought
From: Jeanie
Date: 27 Mar 04 - 04:42 AM

May 1964, on my 11th birthday:
The single: "Juliet" by the Four Pennies. "Juuuuulie-e-e-e-et....remember ????
The LP: "With the Beatles" - the one with the classy black-and-white photo on the cover. My favourite track on that one, then and now, Paul McCartney singing "Til There Was You."
Played both of these endlessly on my new 'Dansette' record player.

- jeanie [ slushy romantic little girl, then and now ;) ]


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Subject: RE: BS: the first record and LP you ever bought
From: harvey andrews
Date: 27 Mar 04 - 04:54 AM

"The man from Laramie" by Jimmy Young (blush).
First Lp's "Buddy Holly" and "The chirping Crickets" Christmas presents from my parents.


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Subject: RE: BS: the first record and LP you ever bought
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 27 Mar 04 - 04:54 AM

First LP We Shall Overcome Pete Seeger
Second LP Gene Pitney's Big Sixteen
Still have both of these, and eclectic musical tastes.
John


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Subject: RE: BS: the first record and LP you ever bought
From: GUEST,Penguin Egg
Date: 27 Mar 04 - 05:33 AM

The first album I bought was "Africa/NBrass" by the John Coltrane Quartet and the first single was New Rose by The Damned. Only joking! The first album was Slayed by Slade and the first single was Crazy Horse by The Osmonds. NOt bad records, really.I use to love those Topof the Pops records, which had cover versions of the hits and pretty girls on the front.


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Subject: RE: BS: the first record and LP you ever bought
From: Metchosin
Date: 27 Mar 04 - 05:58 AM

Peguin Egg, thanks for reminding me about those top of the pops type albums. I was wracking my brain trying to remember the first LP I purchased with my own money and it was one of those. I thought it was going to be the real thing.

It had Short Shorts on it and I was devestated when I discovered that the cuts weren't by the original artists. Singles were within the realm of possibility, but LP's were really hard to come by with the money I managed to scrape together as an 11 or 12 year old and I smarted for being suckered by the cover and not reading the fine print.


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Subject: RE: BS: the first record and LP you ever bought
From: Morticia
Date: 27 Mar 04 - 06:03 AM

Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band was the first album.....I think the first single I bought was Let it Be.


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Subject: RE: BS: the first record and LP you ever bought
From: GUEST,Penguin Egg
Date: 27 Mar 04 - 06:09 AM

Those Top of the Pops albums have been re-relesed on CD believe it or not. So Metchosin, if you want to relive your past, there they are. Can't say I'll be buying them. Like you, I bought them thinking they were by the original artists; instead, I got pale carbon copies. The girls, though ... I was only 14 and they stirred my loins (as the expression has it.) If I remember correctly, they alwasy seemed to wear hot pants so your memory of Short Shorts is quite apt. If I remember correctly, they were the same price of a single, hence the attraction- the record, not the hotpants.


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Subject: RE: BS: the first record and LP you ever bought
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 27 Mar 04 - 06:41 AM

I never bought singles. We never had a record player at home. When I had finished college I bought myself a stereo with practically my first pay check. I then went into Birmingham and bought a Sidney Bechet and a double CD of Jazz at the Phil which covered the same musos I had seen live just before. I had a long mental "wants" list which I've been filling over the last 40 years but never seems to get any shorter!

RtS


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Subject: RE: BS: the first record and LP you ever bought
From: The Villan
Date: 27 Mar 04 - 07:55 AM

Eric the red
Wow my first record caused similar controversy, in fact I was banned from playing it if my parents were in.

It was

Jack O Diamonds by Lonnie Donegan. :-) My old man went aboslutely beserk. What a plonker he was, because he likes Lonnie Donegan now. Bless his cotton pickin socks.

The first LP was Tops with Lonnie. I can still remember the picture on the front of the sleeve. Lonnie Donegan was sitting on the floor, playing with one of those very old spinning tops.


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Subject: RE: BS: the first record and LP you ever bought
From: GUEST,Russ
Date: 27 Mar 04 - 08:09 AM

First LP - The Button Down Mind of Bob Newhart
2nd was probably a Kingston Trio album

Didn't buy 45s.


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Subject: RE: BS: the first record and LP you ever bought
From: Damon
Date: 27 Mar 04 - 08:54 AM

First album I bought was Overkill by Motorhead, 1979 aged 12. Parents were not particularly impressed.

I loved it though, and still do, it's a classic, IMHO. I saw them a year later and my ears are still ringing!!

Lemmy apparently did a guest spot recently with the reformed MC5...what a guy!

damon


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Subject: RE: BS: the first record and LP you ever bought
From: GUEST,earthling
Date: 27 Mar 04 - 11:41 AM

First 45 was SORROW by BOWIE.
First LP was either PAUL SIMON or THE WHO by NUMBERS.

Saw Motorhead in Hammersmith in about 1979...Bomber Tour, yep ears still ringing here too.


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Subject: RE: BS: the first record and LP you ever bought
From: fat B****rd
Date: 27 Mar 04 - 12:53 PM

My first very own 78s were Lost John by Lonnie Donegan and Rock Around the Clock by Bill Haley. My first 45 was Macdonald's Cave by the Piltdown Men and my first LP was Wimoweh by Karl Denver.
My mum did buy me Robin Hood/Davy Crockett by Dick James.


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Subject: RE: BS: the first record and LP you ever bought
From: DougR
Date: 27 Mar 04 - 12:55 PM

Too far back to remember.

DougR


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Subject: RE: BS: the first record and LP you ever bought
From: Backstage Manager(inactive)
Date: 27 Mar 04 - 01:11 PM

"Beatlemania!" aka "With The Beatles"


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Subject: RE: BS: the first record and LP you ever bought
From: GUEST,Frug
Date: 27 Mar 04 - 02:33 PM

First record..........Follow that Dream by Elvis ( actually I lent my big sis the money to buy it as I had a paper round)

First LP..........Super Dooper Blues Band.........Howlin Wolf, Muddy Waters and Bo Diddley

Frank


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Subject: RE: BS: the first record and LP you ever bought
From: akenaton
Date: 27 Mar 04 - 02:37 PM

2 78s.....Jim Camerons Scottish Dance Band,(Complete with trumpet!!)
          Shotts and Dykehead Pipe band.


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Subject: RE: BS: the first record and LP you ever bought
From: Donuel
Date: 27 Mar 04 - 02:42 PM

Cello Colours, Gaspardo cello


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Subject: RE: BS: the first record and LP you ever bought
From: Little Hawk
Date: 27 Mar 04 - 03:06 PM

I'm not sure. It might have been one of Joan Baez's early recordings, around about 1963 or 1964. Or it might have been Buffy Sainte-Marie's "It's My Way" (her first album). My parents had been buying folk stuff for some time before that, including The Weavers, Joan Baez, the Kingston Trio, PPM, and Ian & Sylvia. We were into the Vanguard catalog in a big way. I remember when I bought my first Dylan album. It was 1969, and I bought "Highway 61 Revisited" on the advice of my guitar instructor. I loved it. Prior to that, his voice had kind of put me off, cos I was such a purist. Bob really cured that problem.

- LH


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Subject: RE: BS: the first record and LP you ever bought
From: Peter T.
Date: 27 Mar 04 - 03:21 PM

I always listened to the radio, and my parents bought records. Then....

First record - "You Don't Have To Be A Baby To Cry", The Caravelles (yes, swoon!)

First album -- The Beatles vs. The 4 Seasons (A two album set that no one believes actually existed, but it did -- it had a tally sheet where you could rate the battle of the bands, and decide who was best).

yours,

Peter T.


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Subject: RE: BS: the first record and LP you ever bought
From: Franz S.
Date: 27 Mar 04 - 03:25 PM

First record: a 78, a pop version of Greensleeves by the Bevrly sisters. Never heard of again, but I still have it.

First album: The Jimmy Giuffre Three. Still have that one too.

First folk album: Pete Seeger's Gazette. Still have that one too.


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Subject: RE: BS: the first record and LP you ever bought
From: Thomas the Rhymer
Date: 27 Mar 04 - 03:56 PM

First three albums... Beethoven's Eroica, which came with a strange floppy-disk kind of record that may have been a forty-five, of the conductor (Leonard Bernstein) discussing the structure the symphony itself, and going on at some length about music theory...

But that was all put on the backburner in my life a year or so later when I got "Morrison Hotel" by the Doors...

Then "Deja vu" hit my parent's stack 'em up mono record player, and the beginning of "Carry On" was consistantly turned up to the point of that pesky speaker distortion we all remember so fondly...

But my favorite music before I ever bought any myself, and Baroque still is... "Baroque Trumpets", on the 'Nonesuch' label.


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Subject: RE: BS: the first record and LP you ever bought
From: Little Hawk
Date: 27 Mar 04 - 04:00 PM

Now, wait a minute...it may have been Alvin & the Chimpmunks (Alvin Simon & Theodore) doing "Alvin's Harmonica". It was a forty-five.


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Subject: RE: BS: the first record and LP you ever bought
From: Sooz
Date: 27 Mar 04 - 04:06 PM

Jacques Loussier Trio Play Bach (No2)It was 32/7 from Boots where you could listen in a booth before you coughed up your hard earned!
Never bought singles.


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Subject: RE: BS: the first record and LP you ever bought
From: Thomas the Rhymer
Date: 27 Mar 04 - 04:06 PM

Thanks for reminding me, Little Hawk... My parents already had most of "The Chipmunks"...

AAAAAAlllvvviiiiiiiiin!
ttr


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Subject: RE: BS: the first record and LP you ever bought
From: Little Hawk
Date: 27 Mar 04 - 04:35 PM

Or was it a 78?

(the gang)

"We sure like girls all kinds of girls
From Annie to Veronica...
We like 'em small or fat or tall..."

(Alvin cuts in...)

"I wanna play MY harmonica!!!"

(the gang)

"And if we want to get a kiss
We take them food or popcorn
Because they always fall in love..."

(Alvin cuts in again...)

"When I play my harmonicorn!!!"

Oooo-ooo...Oooo-oooo....

- LH


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Subject: RE: BS: the first record and LP you ever bought
From: ranger1
Date: 27 Mar 04 - 07:39 PM

My first album bought with my own cash was a John Denver album. I bought it with birthday money my Grandmother sent me when we lived in Norway. I was all of eleven.


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Subject: RE: BS: the first record and LP you ever bought
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Mar 04 - 08:36 PM

45 EP - The Weavers. It had Lonedome Traveller, The Rakish Kind, So Long It's Been Good To Know You, and, um, er, I think, The Sinking of the Reuben James on it.

LP - The Wayfarers - a Brisbane group that in these days (early 60s) was made up of Stan Arthur, Bob Stewart, Garry Tooth, and Theo Bosch. The LP was called (I think) The Barley Mow.

Somebody with good taste now has these. Wish I knew who ...


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Subject: RE: BS: the first record and LP you ever bought
From: Don Firth
Date: 27 Mar 04 - 09:18 PM

José Iturbi playing Chopin's Polonaise in Am, following seeing the 1945 movie A Song to Remember, a Hollywoodized, romanticized, and pretty inaccurate biography of Frederic Chopin, starring Cornel Wilde, with Merle Oberon as George Sand. Iturbi did bravura performances playing piano on the sound track while Wilde did a good job of faking it. Single 12" 78 rpm (this was back when music was carved into a stone disk with a chisel, rotated on a potter's wheel, and played with a saber-toothed tiger tusk for a needle).

The first LPs (33 1/3 rpm) I bought were a two record set: the full-length recording of Rigoletto by Guiseppe Verdi, with Jan Peerce singing the Duke, Erna Berger as Gilda, and Leonard Warren as Rigoletto. The first full-length opera recorded in a studio, it's now a collectors item. Still got it. Still sounds great!

How square is that!??

First folk records I bought were a Burl Ives and a Richard Dyer-Bennet (yup, still square), both 10" LPs, and two 10" 78 rpm records that Walt Robertson did on Linden Records, a local company, bought one afternoon early in 1952 (just to put things into historical perspective, Joan Baez would have been about eleven years old at the time). I bought my first guitar a few months later. It was a Regal: $9.95 for the guitar, and with fiberboard case and a copy of Nick Manoloff's "How to Play the Guitar," the total price was $15.00. It sounded a bit like it was made of apple-crate wood (and probably was), but the fretting was accurate and the action was fairly soft. Easy to learn on. I was very lucky.

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: BS: the first record and LP you ever bought
From: Scoville
Date: 27 Mar 04 - 10:34 PM

I'm slightly post-LP. The first CD I ever got was Del Shannon, in 1986, I think. Buddy Holly was probably the second.

I think my mother started out with the Weavers.


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Subject: RE: BS: the first record and LP you ever bought
From: Peace
Date: 28 Mar 04 - 12:08 AM

Any one remember the extended play records? Table turned at 16 2/3.


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Subject: RE: BS: the first record and LP you ever bought
From: Art Thieme
Date: 28 Mar 04 - 12:27 AM

RUSTY IN ORCHESTRAVILLE

and

NUTCRACKER SUITE (done by Fred Waring And The Pennsylvanians)

I bought 'em with money sent to me for my 5th birthday !

Art Thieme


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