Despite me being rather young I think I bought the Joshua Tree by U2 because my dad used t ohave it and took it on a business trip to america and lost it somewhere in Detroit/New York?Toronto (he works for GM but went everywhere in the early 90s)
I used to listen to U2 on his CD player that I had to treat like it was the most expensive thing in the world. I can remember sitting there in front of the hifi being extra careful not to break it. Anyway, I bought the Joshua Tree for both me and my dad. Must've only been 10 years old too, birthday money went to a good cause!
Summer of 1966, I was 12, the album...En Direct de L'Olympia...by Mireille Mathieu...we still lived in Belgium. I used the 5 Canadian Dollars my Grandma had sent me in a letter along with the mega earnings of my first job (pulling Dandi-lions out of the lawn, with root attached each gave me 5 Belgium francs) You wonder how rich I got? (not very) 1 USdollar in those days was worth about 50-52 Belgium Francs...Ahhhh! the good old days.