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What was the First Record that you Bought?

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FannyCornforth Wed 07-Apr-21 13:27:53

Hello Everyone
Mine was 'Once Upon a Time' by Simple Minds (an LP).

It was 1985 and I was 13, so quite old really. It was the Summer holidays.
It cost £4.50 from whichever shop was WHSmith before it became WHSmith in Stourbridge.

I've no idea why I chose it. I think that I might have thought it was cool.
I was quite young for my age then. It must have been a bit of a quiet period for my mom and dad, just before I became a bit of a parental nightmare! 🤪

What was your first record?

crazyH Wed 07-Apr-21 13:31:42

Young Ones - Cliff Richard

FindingNemo15 Wed 07-Apr-21 13:33:15

Can't get used to Losing You - Andy Williams. My Mum said I wanted it, whereas I was into the Beatles at the time!!!!

FannyCornforth Wed 07-Apr-21 13:34:47

I love Andy Williams' voice.
Your mum had good taste!

Marydoll Wed 07-Apr-21 13:38:16

Waterloo single and Simon and Garfunkel's greatest hits in 1973. I had just left school and bought the LP with my first wage from my summer holiday job in the Knorr factory.

grannylyn65 Wed 07-Apr-21 13:39:02

My old mans a dustbin!!

grannylyn65 Wed 07-Apr-21 13:39:31

Sorry dustman

FannyCornforth Wed 07-Apr-21 13:40:34

Dust^man^, surely Lyn! 😀

Gingster Wed 07-Apr-21 13:42:07

Wimoweh by Karl Denver

GrannyGravy13 Wed 07-Apr-21 13:45:29

Band of Gold by Freda Payne, I was 13.

My parents were publicans so we had a jukebox, DJ’s and sometimes live bands they couldn’t understand why I wanted to buy my own records.

MrsJeeves Wed 07-Apr-21 13:49:43

"Poetry in Motion" by Johnny Tillotson. I didn't have anything to play it on, I also bought the sheet music, just to look at his picture on the front!

YorkLady Wed 07-Apr-21 13:50:35

I Feel Fine by the Beatles..
Cant beat the thrill of buying your first record.

Scentia Wed 07-Apr-21 13:51:34

2468 Motorway. TRB

Ladyleftfieldlover Wed 07-Apr-21 13:52:42

A Meal you can shake hands with in the dark by Pete Brown and the Battered Ornaments. Sandcastle was my favourite track.

FannyCornforth Wed 07-Apr-21 13:55:19

Scentia

2468 Motorway. TRB

You must be very cool Scentia

Deedaa Wed 07-Apr-21 13:56:41

"Why" by Anthony Newley.

Kim19 Wed 07-Apr-21 13:57:19

Cara Mia with David Whitfield. Yep, squares didn't come squarer than me. My poor Mum despaired.

Ellianne Wed 07-Apr-21 14:01:04

Nilsson " I can't live if living is without you." 1972

FannyCornforth Wed 07-Apr-21 14:01:48

Ladyleftfieldlover

A Meal you can shake hands with in the dark by Pete Brown and the Battered Ornaments. Sandcastle was my favourite track.

And you are ridiculously cool Llfl!
(I admit that I had to Google)

FannyCornforth Wed 07-Apr-21 14:03:01

Ellianne

Nilsson " I can't live if living is without you." 1972

Were you full of teenage angst and unrequited love Ellianne?

Kate1949 Wed 07-Apr-21 14:06:05

Although I was (and still am) a fanatical Beatles fan, the first record I bought was Just One Look by The Hollies.

Ellianne Wed 07-Apr-21 14:07:32

grin FC.

bumblebee34 Wed 07-Apr-21 14:08:36

Walking back to happiness by Helen Shapiro in 1961. She was only 14 years old when she recorded it and it went to number 1 in the charts.

NanKate Wed 07-Apr-21 14:14:15

‘Here comes summer’ by Jerry Keller, so sugary. I progressed to the Beatles, Rolling Stones and of course Elvis 👍

Dee1012 Wed 07-Apr-21 14:15:33

Jeepster by TRex after I fell a little bit in love with Marc Bolan!