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What was the first record, tape, or CD you remember buying?

  1. SuperheroSales profile image59
    SuperheroSalesposted 6 years ago

    Do you remember buying your first album?  If so, what was it, what was your favorite song, and do you still enjoy the music now?

    1. SimeyC profile image96
      SimeyCposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      MY first album was a Carpenter's greatest hits album. My second album was a Saxon album - now there's a contrast!!!

    2. profile image0
      SirDentposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I atually liked the Caropenters too but Deep Purple was my favorites, back in the time of 8 tracks.

    3. WendySingh profile image65
      WendySinghposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      New Kids on the Block - Step by Step!  Wow...that brings me back just thinking about it...but I do remember my parents having MJ's Thriller album (although I was too young to have purchased it).

      1. kirstenblog profile image79
        kirstenblogposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        That was the same one I bought as my first! yikes
        I still cringe at that lol

    4. uncorrectedvision profile image60
      uncorrectedvisionposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      The Beatles, Abbey Road, all of side two.  I played it until it was smooth and bought a second copy and then a third.  Luckily the CD was invented before I had to buy a fourth.

    5. catsimmons profile image81
      catsimmonsposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Daydreamer by David Cassidy.....love 'im...

    6. Shinkicker profile image96
      Shinkickerposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I think my first album purchase was 'A New World Record' by ELO. Before that my first single was 'Mama Weer All Crazee Now' by Slade. They had their own way of spelling :-)

    7. Cogerson profile image81
      Cogersonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Bad Company'....I think their first 8 track(that is how long ago it was)...with the great songs...Good Lovin Gone Bad, Feel Like Making Love and my favorite Straight Shooter.

    8. MickeySr profile image81
      MickeySrposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I got music as gifts (asked for 'this' or 'that' album for birthdays, etc) but the first record I went out and bought myself was "Ramblin' Gamblin' Man" -  Bob Seger.

    9. FatFreddysCat profile image99
      FatFreddysCatposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      The first rock album I ever owned was AC/DC's LET THERE BE ROCK (on cassette), which I received for Christmas in 1981. I was eleven years old at the time (has it really been that long? Gulp...)

      When I got my first CD player in the early 90s, that cassette had been completely toasted from ten plus years of repeated plays, so it was also the first CD I bought.

      At this point I think I want that album buried with me when I die.

    10. Eranofu profile image79
      Eranofuposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I'm ashamed. >.<
      Spice Girls, and the same year Garbage.

      My taste in music has not only changed since then but got incredibly much wider.

  2. wavegirl22 profile image40
    wavegirl22posted 6 years ago

    Carol King - Tapestry

  3. Stacie L profile image87
    Stacie Lposted 6 years ago

    Billy Joel- Piano Man

    1. profile image0
      SirDentposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I used to love Billy Joel too.  He was a little later in life for me though.

  4. Uninvited Writer profile image83
    Uninvited Writerposted 6 years ago

    The first record I ever bought with my own money was the single I Think I Love You by The Partridge Family...

  5. Sunshine625 profile image93
    Sunshine625posted 6 years ago

    Saturday Night Fever soundtrack on vinyl. I also owned it on 8Track! Every song was my favorite, I still love it but I've moved on to a CD.

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image83
      Uninvited Writerposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I had that on 8-Track too smile

  6. Sunshine625 profile image93
    Sunshine625posted 6 years ago

    I still have an 8-Track player smile

  7. Lisa HW profile image72
    Lisa HWposted 6 years ago

    Since I was in grade school when I first started wanting records, I could only get albums as birthday or Christmas gifts because I didn't have the money to buy them.  My first album was, I think Herman's Hermits  I did spring for two 45's (at different times and 99 cents each) that caught my attention:  Petula Clark's "Downtown" ("This Is My Song" on the flip side) and "Name Game, Shirley Ellis ("Whisper to Me Wind" on the flip side - and I hated that one.  The Beatle's Second Album and Beatles 65 were two birthday albums I most remember.  Until I got to have more of my own money, I'd listen to my older sister's albums, which were heavily tilted toward "The Bobby's":  Bobby Vinton, Bobby Vee, and a Bobby Rydell or two.

  8. TMMason profile image68
    TMMasonposted 6 years ago

    Led Zeppellin II, it was a 50cent 8-track, they still had them around when I was a kid, and I played that damn thing till it snapped.

  9. Alecia Murphy profile image77
    Alecia Murphyposted 6 years ago

    It was Usher's My Way on cassette tape. My favorite song was Slow Jam, his duet with Monica. I still love that song. It's very 90s but still timeless.

  10. John999181 profile image57
    John999181posted 6 years ago

    I remember as if it was only yesterday; although it was 21 year ago.

    It was a frosty Saturday morning here in Newcastle where I was exploring the estate I lived on with a bunch of lads I knew.  We were at the back of our local shopping center, smashing iced over puddles with big sticks to pass the time when my attention turned to a neatly folded piece of paper skating in the wind on one of the many mini rinks we had discovered. 

    "If I'm not mistaking; that looks just like a twenty pound note"

    I used the old, "pretending to tie my shoe lace trick", to lower down and slip the note into my white sports sock.  Without even a goodbye, I ran all the way home, just like Charlie Bucket did on discovering the last Golden Ticket, not stopping until I was in the house. 

    Because twenty pounds was such a huge amount, I had a feeling that my parents would take part of it off me as it could pay for our next holiday abroad or even get us that shiny new car.  But no, after telling them about it, I was able to keep the lot so this 12 year old was off to Town.

    After 3 hours, a Big Mac meal, a new ZX Spectrum game, the biggest pick and mix bag you've ever seen and my very first LP Record I was heading home.

    I couldn't wait to play my new record.  I was so excited I ran from the metro station, just like I did after finding the money.  To save carrying anything, which may slow my super speed down, I had put the game in my pocket, my sweets up my sleeve and the LP record down my jacket front.  My sister and her little brat friends were pushing prams in the front street, so I decided to go the back way.  Like it often is, the 6ft back gate was locked from the inside.  Not a problem, like any other day, I'll just climb over it.  I took two steps back, eying the fence up and down; "Easy". I brushed my hands against one another as if it would help my grip then bolted towards it, grabbing the top of the gate.  Now to find my footing on the ring latch handle half way up.  "Got it"  Now for the push up with the right foot, just like climbing a ladder and the house is now coming into view, "Done"  My Mam was at the kitchen window preparing lunch and I could smell the food, "mmmmmm".  I was so happy to be home and couldn't wait to listen to my new record.  All there was to do was swing my leg over the top of the gate and scale down the other side; then home!!!

    I gave my Mam a quick wave and swung my first leg over the gate.  My body was almost lying, balanced along the top as I went to bring my final leg over to the house side of the gate; though as I lay there... "SNAP!!!!!!!!

    Yep, you guessed it, that was my FIRST EVER RECORD I BOUGHT SNAPPED IN TWO...

    And do you know what it was called; quite ironic really.. 

    Snap - The Power

    1. TamCor profile image81
      TamCorposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Oh no! lol   As soon as I read what you were going to do, I just KNEW what was going to happen! lol 

      Poor you...did you ever get another one? big_smile

      I think that my first ever 45 record was "Sweet and Innocent" or "The Twelfth of Never" by Donny Osmond...it was so long ago, I can't remember anymore, lol.

      I know it cost about 69 cents, though, and I could buy albums for $4.00, so I bought every Alice Cooper or Donny Osmond album that came out, haha.  lol

  11. HSanAlim profile image67
    HSanAlimposted 6 years ago

    Kathy's Clown - Everly Brothers was the first record I ever bought.
    Jesus Christ Super Star was the first album I ever bought.

    1. Hollie Thomas profile image61
      Hollie Thomasposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Mine was Friggin in the rigin by the sex pistols. My mum made me take it back when she heard the lyrics.

  12. rachellrobinson profile image81
    rachellrobinsonposted 6 years ago

    Richard Marx, Rush Street. I was a little kid, I don't know nine ten years old and I loved the song Hazard. Still do, and I still listen to his music, just not as much as other music.

  13. Reality Bytes profile image81
    Reality Bytesposted 6 years ago

    The first album I purchased by my self was Cheap Trick live at Budokan.

  14. Joyus Crynoid profile image80
    Joyus Crynoidposted 6 years ago

    Rolling Stones, Get Yer Ya Yas Out, Sympathy for the Devil.  Still love it!

  15. miccimom profile image70
    miccimomposted 6 years ago

    Madonna-Borderline-cassette tape.smile

  16. Lyn.Stewart profile image70
    Lyn.Stewartposted 6 years ago

    It was either the greese record or rolling stones ... sorry cant remember which but I guess that happens when you can remember the times before tapes were created.

    wanders off giggling and talking to myself about the good old days

    1. Zabbella profile image78
      Zabbellaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      That's funny, cause I mentioned vinyl LP records... ( in my entry) which , put altogether in a sentence,  ages me.

  17. KCC Big Country profile image86
    KCC Big Countryposted 6 years ago

    It was the summer of '75 and I had been admiring this boy down the street for awhile and had finally caught his attention.  He invited me into his house.  He had a state of the art stereo system and was playing a record on it.  I immediately loved the song and since it held a special memory because of him, I had to buy the record for myself.  It was "Jive Talkin'" by the Bee Gees.  I still own the record.


  18. classicalgeek profile image84
    classicalgeekposted 6 years ago

    I was twelve when I bought my first album -- it was an eight-track tape. I can't remember the exact compositions, but it was organ music composed by Dietrich Buxtehude, one of Johann Sebastian Bach's teachers. I even wrote an article about this experience on another site!

  19. bgamall profile image82
    bgamallposted 6 years ago

    I am old. Surfer girl by the Beach Boys with Little Deuce Coop on the back.

  20. TorremochaJ profile image46
    TorremochaJposted 6 years ago

    Me, I like air supply.

  21. Gripper2 profile image60
    Gripper2posted 6 years ago

    The very first music recording I ever bought was the album, "Kiss-Live"
    I bought it for $10.00 from the Spring Valley Swap Meet.

  22. Zabbella profile image78
    Zabbellaposted 6 years ago

    My first album ever...
    A Vinyl LP. More of The Monkees. 
    I was 11 and fell in love instantly with Peter Tork.

    Still love him and have seen his solo shows at small,cozy venues where he meets and greets...I even gave him a kiss in 2009. (ah heaven)

    1. KCC Big Country profile image86
      KCC Big Countryposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Awwwwww......what a nice story.   I got to meet Mickey Dolenz back in the 80s at a Dallas car show where he was appearing and signing autographs.

      I'd like to one day meet Donny Osmond.  smile

      1. TamCor profile image81
        TamCorposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Me, too! big_smile  Ahhh, The Twelfth of Never...I played that 45 so much my mom finally came in and made me turn it off, hahaha...

      2. Zabbella profile image78
        Zabbellaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        I would love to meet the rest of The Monkees , but am satisfied that I met my sweet Pete twice 2009 and 2010.

  23. Disturbia profile image60
    Disturbiaposted 6 years ago

    Meet The Beatles. I was just a child and bought it together with my best friend who lived right in the next appartment because her older sister had a record player.  We saved our allowances for weeks, and went around collecting empty soda bottles for the deposit refunds.

  24. Bard of Ely profile image84
    Bard of Elyposted 6 years ago

    First single I bought was Jethro Tull's Living in the Past and the first album was Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell's You're All I Need.

  25. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    I have no recollection. It's apparently not that important.

  26. Laura du Toit profile image86
    Laura du Toitposted 6 years ago

    First Album I bought was The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night (after seeing the movie).

  27. trecords0 profile image60
    trecords0posted 6 years ago

    The first album I remember buying was Rush Moving Pictures, probably around 1983.  The smell still lingers in a long ago corner of my mind.  I was so careful with that record, and I would listen to it over and over reading all of the lyrics and liner notes and looking at the pictures for hours trying to unravel their stories.  It was shortly after that when I started playing drum set.  As I would try to emulate Neil Peart, every time I hit the snare it would make the record skip.  I figured out that taping quarters on top of the needle solved the problem, but I wore the record out!  Fun times.  Thanks for the question.

  28. OutWest profile image59
    OutWestposted 6 years ago

    The 45 School's Out by Alice Cooper...and it's still a classic

  29. TTC12 profile image77
    TTC12posted 6 years ago

    My first record was a 45 rpm single - The Beatles: "Revolution" on the A side - not sure of the B Side - maybe "Something." I was only 7 years old, and the year was 1970. They broke up soon afterwards. I still have it, complete with my initials on it.

  30. equine profile image76
    equineposted 6 years ago

    Coctail. On tape.

  31. knolyourself profile image59
    knolyourselfposted 6 years ago

    One of the first 33rpm albums, the sound track from the movie 'Man With the Golden Arm', Elmer Bernstein. Although I was too young to buy it
    and was purchased by my mother. Have never been able to find the album free, on the download search engines.

  32. RANDOMTHTS4ALL profile image75
    RANDOMTHTS4ALLposted 6 years ago

    When I was 5 I remember buying Michael Jackson's Thriller album, and they even had a short film of the extended music video in the theaters. That was cool! I also bought Madonna's Like a virgin album.  Back then tapes were popular, and cd's hadn't come out yet. Now I feel old...LOL I still have my favorite songs from both albums on some mixed cd's.

  33. bloggernotjogger profile image58
    bloggernotjoggerposted 6 years ago

    The B52s
    Planet Claire

  34. steveamy profile image60
    steveamyposted 6 years ago

    Allman Brothers Band .... Live at Fillmore East

  35. profile image0
    The Writers Dogposted 6 years ago

    First cassette: Michael Jackson's Thriller
    First vinyl single: The Rockmelon's New Groove
    First vinyl LP: U2 The Joshua Tree
    First CD: Jamiroquia Emergency on Planet Earth

  36. vmartinezwilson profile image85
    vmartinezwilsonposted 6 years ago

    First vinyl: John Lennon and Yoko Ono's Double Fantasy as well as Shaun Cassiday's  Under Wraps, which I got at the same time.
    First cassette: Duran Duran's Seven and the Ragged Tiger
    First CD: Duran Duran's The Wedding Album

    Ah, memories.

  37. profile image0
    Muldaniaposted 6 years ago

    The first gramophone record I bought was called 'The Charleston' and contained songs such as - The Black Bottom, Aint She Sweet, Miss Annabelle Lee, Charleston Charley, and other great dance songs.

  38. TMMason profile image68
    TMMasonposted 6 years ago

    Led Zeppelin IV, with stairway to heaven, black dog, misty ountain hop, etc...

    killer album. I still jam those songs on my guitar and stereo.

  39. barranca profile image81
    barrancaposted 6 years ago

    Best of the Kingston Trio and second, Bob Dylan.

    1. barranca profile image81
      barrancaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      And Dylan still Rules!