Your 1st Album YOU purchased?

tmcqueen posted a Tull lyric in the Best Lines thread… it was from the first album I ever purchased…

So… What was the first album you ever purchased? Not given to you, or that you stole.

If you don’t remember, post that you don’t remember… I’ll bet that everyone on a forum such as this are passionate about music and will absolutely remember.

Jethro Tull - Thick as a Brick

Pretty sophisticated for a 15 year old eh? I had cool neighbors… my next door neighbor’s dad, a dentist, had all Macintosh tube equipment, and his son, the older guy in the neighborhood, build his own Dynaco amp and even his own speakers. These guys were cool even though I had no idea what I was looking at… just sounded great!

Peace
Bruce in Philly

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Well…if 8 track counts…1970…13 years old. I am Ironman. Wow… those were the days!

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This one right here. 1975. I was 10.

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Asia, 1982, cassette. Heat of the Moment was the most popular track.

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Chicago II on vinyl, two LPs. The side with 25 or 6 to 4 probably got the most play.

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Ritchie_Valens_1959

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I bought three cassette tapes for my first music purchase:
Jesus Christ Superstar
Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
Gordy’s Gold (Gordon Lightfoot)
I listened to them into oblivion and later purchased them on vinyl (and promptly recorded them to cassette at a friend’s house so I could listen to them.)

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not to deviate from the topic at hand, but i remember how much of a revelation this was, that you could RECORD RECORDS OVER WIRES TO CASSETTE TAPES.

Before this, we held the little square panasonic microphone in front of the speaker, and hoped to hell my sister didn’t get a phone call from her boyfriend (or the dog didn’t bark) and wreck the recording. :crazy_face:

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I purchased The Byrds, Mr Tambourine Man at a local record shop in Alameda, CA near the end of 1965 at age 13. It was between that and The Kinks Greatest Hits.

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I was 14 when this came out and purchased

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It was 3 LPs in late 1968:

Are You Experienced? by the Jimi Hendrix Experience
Crown of Creation by the Jefferson Airplane
The Exotic Sitar and Sarod by Ravi Shankar and Ali Akbar Khan

Played them on a Criterion system made by Lafayette Stereo.

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For Those About to Rock (We Salute You) on the first day of release in Dec. 1981. Zeller’s Department Store at the corner of Mohawk Rd. & Upper Sherman, Hamilton, Ontario. The Cannon was embossed onto the Gatefold Cover

I literally saved Penny, Nickel, & Dime Rolls and cashed them at the Bank. I no longer have the LP (they were crap pressings anyways).

Age 12, YORX All-In-One BSR TT, Cassette with no NR, AM/FM, and 8-Track …LOL !

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This was my very first music record purchase somewhere between the age of 6-12.

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First 12" record I ever bought with my own money. Mom and Dad not so thrilled but you can’t have everything!
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Those were the days. Actually connected a Tape to my Old Man’s German built (but with crap Electronics/BSR Turntable) via the 5 pin DIN connectors is what started my interest in Electronics. Later pursuing a career not in Audio (but that was my Goal after College) instead RF Electronics. Canadian HiFi in the mid 90’s was a bit of a hotbed in Southern Ontario but pursuing a career was a game of not what you knew, but who you blew. I have way more respect for American HiFi Manufacturers which is why NOTHING in my rig will ever have a Canadian connection within it.

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Miles Davis - Miles Ahead
I saved my pocket money for weeks - cost 37s 6d in 1959

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Styx: The Grand Illusion is the first record I purchased, if I recall correctly.

By the way, I KNOW the first CD I ever purchased was Billy Joel: Greatest Hits, Vols. I and II (a double CD offering.

Since I am on a roll, the one cassette from my youth that I recall absolutely wearing out was Bob Seeger: Live Bullet.

Good idea for a thread…

Cheers.

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I think I purchased this when I was 12, and then was lucky enough to see them in concert at Metropolitan Stadium in Minneapolis with my Dad - will never forget it!

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The first CD I bought was Yes - 90125 back when CDs came out.

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First album: Foreigner 4
First cassette: Billy Squier Don’t Say No

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