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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