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Lurkers' week: what's the first single you ever bought?

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CariGransnet (GNHQ) Mon 09-Mar-20 09:12:10

What’s the first single you ever bought?

Confession - I can’t actually remember mine - though I do remember the first single I ever owned...Puppy Love by Donny Osmond (and I was most peeved because my brother got Long Haired Lover from Liverpool by Jimmy Osmond and I’d have much rather had that grin)

lemongrove Mon 09-Mar-20 09:16:16

It was ‘ Hoots Mon’ which I thought was hilarious, bought from a market stall for sixpence in about 1960.

Beechnut Mon 09-Mar-20 09:17:19

I can’t remember the first one I bought. My dad had to buy a record player when I won a record in a competition. It was Everlasting Love by Love Affair.

Gaunt47 Mon 09-Mar-20 09:18:10

African Waltz by John Dankworth and his orchestra.
From Woolworths, having spent months and months flipping through their counter top display hoping my parents would one day buy a record player!

grannypiper Mon 09-Mar-20 09:20:15

Blondies union city blues from Woolies, i still have it

timetogo2016 Mon 09-Mar-20 09:25:22

I can`t remember either but I too bought Puppy love.
And i remember the b side was rubbish I`m` pretty sure it was called Let my people go.

Nanabanana1 Mon 09-Mar-20 09:29:39

Mine was Cliff Richard EP You Must Remember this.
Soon moved on to the Rolling Stones though😄

Nanabanana1 Mon 09-Mar-20 09:30:42

Meant to say much to my mothers disgust😱

SparklyGrandma Mon 09-Mar-20 09:33:50

CariGransnet I still know all the words to Puppy Love, one of my first singles. I think it was Say A Little Prayer by Aretha Franklin, aged 8.

Pittcity Mon 09-Mar-20 10:04:10

I think I must've been a late starter and can't really remember ....but I did have Jilted John just to play "Gordon is a Moron..." over and over!

granzilla Mon 09-Mar-20 10:11:34

mony mony by Tommy James and the Shondelles.
Bought with my first pocket money 6/6d in 1967.

Marydoll Mon 09-Mar-20 10:13:08

Mine was , The Most Beautiful in The World, by Charlie Rich.
I was a bit of a romantic!

MattJo Mon 09-Mar-20 10:13:18

The theme to Van Der Vaalk! How random is that? First album was Bridge Over Troubled Water (The Boxer is the song currently going round in my brain in wakeful moments through the night).

shysal Mon 09-Mar-20 10:16:19

The Battle of New Orleans by Lonnie Donegan - on a 78rpm record! Makes me feel very old. smile

Marydoll Mon 09-Mar-20 10:17:07

MattJo, I loved that too! My first album was also Bridge Over Troubled Water .

I had just bought a record player with my first pay packet as
student from a summer job in the Knorr factory.
I still have it in the loft somewhere. Happy memories.

giulia Mon 09-Mar-20 10:17:31

"Three Steps to Heaven" Eddie Cochran!

giulia Mon 09-Mar-20 10:18:24

First LP "The Buddy Holly Story". Fantastic!

Marmight Mon 09-Mar-20 10:25:08

The theme to Z cars blush

glammanana Mon 09-Mar-20 10:28:10

My first record was Love me Do by The Beatles.
Marydoll I had a Charlie Rich LP which had The Most Beautiful Girl in the World it was played so much I loved it,I have it now on disc and it gets the occasional outing.

FlexibleFriend Mon 09-Mar-20 10:28:57

The Foundations Baby now that I've found you.

luluaugust Mon 09-Mar-20 10:28:59

Poetry in Motion by Johnny Tillotson, I used to dance round the living room, happy days.

Anniebach Mon 09-Mar-20 10:36:31

Fats Domino, but can’t remember which song.

First album Frank Sinatra

cavewoman Mon 09-Mar-20 11:02:53

'Sugar, Sugar' by The Archies 1969. I was 10.

Was given it (minus the middle) from my uncle who had a pub. In fact I had a large collection of middle-less singles that were past their sell by date!

Marydoll Mon 09-Mar-20 11:07:59

Please could you all stop posting? I have wasted my morning , looking for these songs on You Tube. 😂
I have a wedding to organise!!!!

nonnasusie Mon 09-Mar-20 11:13:00

Can't remember which one but it would have been a Cliff Richard one. My son still has them all stored in his garage! He's embarrassed to admit that he knows the words to most of them😁