The Society of Cool
We have had various lists about what we like but this is the very first record you ever bought, not a mod one if it wasn't one. Be honest and let's see what comes up.
My first record i bought for myself with my own money was ISLANDS OF DREAMS by the SPRINGFIELDS ( including Dusty ) late '62 / 63
Generation X, Ready Steady Go.
Lola by the kinks I think 1970? poss 71. first album was around the same time T Rex. from a place in grimsby called Gough and Davy. one of those places that had a booth you could sit in and listen before you bought.
The first record I bought was The O'Jays Live Album - Four for the price of one on MFP label. Bought it at Woolies with a £1 token with a penny change back in 1974 at age of 10. Did have a couple of top of the pops albums bought for me but from memory these weren't the original artists!
I went with my big brother and sister to our local record shop (South Records) when they were going to buy some new releases. I had all my savings with me and picked quite easily Elvis Presley's Jailhouse Rock. It was at the bottom of the box we took them home in and when I tried to lift it out by a corner of the sleeve it snapped. A 78 of course and I never got to play it even once! I'm not sure if that was 57 or 58, nor if I cried. I would today - must be worth a fortune!
ps Never bought another Elvis record since - still don't know why I picked it then - perhaps the only name I recognised?
A dj friend of mine told me they were already pressing 45's in the States long before they were available in the UK - so Jailhouse rock for example was released as a 45 in USA but one whole year later as a 78 in th UK - obviously the original 45 would be more valuable to a collector.
The first record I owned was a Pinky and Perky LP which had them singing The Kinks Apeman on it but the first record I bought with my own money was Puppy Love by Donny Osmond, I was probably only about 8 at the time though.
Haha, good thread. Always interesting to see how honest people are with this particular question. The first record I went out and bought myself was ELO's Mr Blue Sky around 1978. I was 10 at the time! I was given some old records from the 50s and 60s by my parents and a neighbour of ours at the time. These included a number of Beatles singles and albums which started my obssession with 60s music. Other ones included Len Barry, Georgie Fame, Temptations, Cliff Bennett - I didn't really give these much chance at the time but later on as I got older realised how significant they were to the early mod scene. My Mum was never a mod just liked the music of the day I suppose. Think my neighbour was the same really. A lot of music synonymous with mod was also enjoyed at large by a wider audience anyway.
One of my best ever records, first one i bought when i bought my jukebox.Check out his work with the Dovells
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Maggie May by Rod Stewart. We all have our own views on his career after The Faces. But, in my view, before 76 he was superb. And that single still has something great about it.