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#1 bedlam breakout

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 06:29 PM

was it the first single or album you ever bought or the battered 78s you used to pull from your parents stereogram,  what are your magic vinyl moments, for me - late 70s- double album- elvis 40 greatest hits, played it to death knowing every jump, scratch and mis heard lyric, or donovans singles on the blue and pink pye labels throwing out wonderous sounds as they span at 45rpm before been put back in to their thin paper sleeves that would seem to get more battered with each play- please contribute.


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#2 my missus

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 11:08 PM

pink floyd "arnold lane" 1967. started me on a fantastic journey.


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#3 Wolford6

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 12:10 AM

The first record I ever bought was It's Over by Roy Orbison. I was nine.
 
You'll be not at all surprised to know that I still have excellent taste.

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#4 Trojan

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 07:41 AM

Our oldest 45 is Will You Love Me Tomorrow by the Shirelles.  The earliest 78 I remember my parents buying was the Harry Lime Theme by Anton Karas.


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#5 Garvers

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 08:33 AM

It's a scientific fact that all men lie about the first record they bought.   



#6 Futtocks

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 08:49 AM

This one's true - the first LP I bought was '7' by Madness. First single? Can't remember.

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#7 Wolford6

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 09:03 AM

First album I bought was Blood Sweat & Tears


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#8 JohnM

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 01:19 PM

1st one, bought new in 1960  when I was 14:   http://www.discogs.c...release/2654988

 

2nd one , bought new also  in 1960 http://www.cdunivers...e half note.htm

 

first records I bought, though, wasn't vinyl . bought 2nd hand around 1958 http://www.78source....185-78-rpm.html



#9 Futtocks

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 01:25 PM

1st one, bought new in 1960  when I was 14:   http://www.discogs.c...release/2654988
 
2nd one , bought new also  in 1960 http://www.cdunivers...e half note.htm
 
first records I bought, though, wasn't vinyl . bought 2nd hand around 1958 http://www.78source....185-78-rpm.html

This website could be right up your street

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#10 Trojan

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 02:17 PM

1st one, bought new in 1960  when I was 14:   http://www.discogs.c...release/2654988

 

2nd one , bought new also  in 1960 http://www.cdunivers...e half note.htm

 

first records I bought, though, wasn't vinyl . bought 2nd hand around 1958 http://www.78source....185-78-rpm.html

 

 

Have you watched the Ken Burns "Jazz" series?  It's been on the Beeb, but has recently been on PBS on Cable.


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#11 JohnM

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 03:42 PM

This website could be right up your street

 

 

not as good as this



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Posted 19 April 2013 - 04:56 PM

Have you watched the Ken Burns "Jazz" series?  It's been on the Beeb, but has recently been on PBS on Cable.

 

 

no, not seen that. Will have a look, though, thanks. 



#13 Saintslass

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 07:20 PM

My first vinyl album was Parallel Lines by Blondie.

 

I aint fessing to my first vinyl single as it's now embarrassing but I collected loads of the coloured vinyl singles.



#14 metallithrax

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 08:10 PM

First single would be either "Too Much Too Young" by The Specials or "Poison Ivy" by Lambrettas.

First album would probably be "Prince Charming" by Adam And The Ants.

#15 John Drake

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 10:44 AM

It's a scientific fact that all men lie about the first record they bought.   

 

There's a reason for that.

 

In my case that reason was Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkel. :blush:

 

The truth hurts.

 

(I was 13).


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#16 Moose

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 08:25 AM

First record bought was a Little Richard EP with the tracks, Ready Teddy, Rip It Up, Long Tall Sally and Tutti Frutti. In all honesty in over 50 years I've struggled to better it.

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 04:41 PM

First Single I ever bought was ********************************

No forget it, I have the mickey taken too much as it is.

Influence was my Dad's Jazz & Skiffle, plus his Opera recordings

First Album I bought would have been one by The Sweet (Sweet FA?)

Edited by Bleep1673, 21 April 2013 - 04:44 PM.

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#18 Trojan

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 07:18 AM

no, not seen that. Will have a look, though, thanks. 

 

 

http://en.wikipedia....Jazz_(TV_series)


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#19 tonyXIII

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 04:02 PM

Interesting thread idea.

 

My earliest recollection of "vinyl" is of discovering the wonderful breakability of the old 78s. My mum had a small collection stored in a wooden carrying case. My brother and I made shatteringly short work of it.

 

My earliest recollection of buying records was one birthday (I think I was ten and our kid was eight), when Auntie Jean treated us to a record each. Mine was a Shadows number (Wonderful World?) while Tom went for Twist and Shout, but was given the version by Brian Poole and the Tremelos instead of the Beatles' version, which was an EP. After a bout of sulking, Jean relented and got him the Beatles' version. I still remember the cost - 6/8d for the single, 10/6d for the EP.

 

My earliest album was almost certainly Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by the Beatles. I remember being offered two versions - mono or stereo. I had no idea how these things worked, so I chose the mono version as we only had a small Dansette record player which only had one speaker.

 

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#20 bedlam breakout

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 05:12 PM

the ex jukebox stall on the market was always a good place to buy bundles of bargains


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