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Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:51 am quote
Well, the other posting got me thinking about vinyl and since it is winter, I was thinking about my first album I bought.

I actually bought 2 of them. One was The Beatles SGT Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band and the other was The Doors debut album.

What about you all?
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Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:07 am quote
1978 Boston album entitled “Don’t Look Back”.

I can remember walking from my house in Park Ridge, Il a few blocks over the railroad tracks to the record store like it was yesterday.

Wow it’s been such a long time.

See what I did there?

😊

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Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:17 am quote
Sergeant Pepper for me, too.
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Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:31 am quote
SDG wrote:
1978 Boston album entitled “Don’t Look Back”.

I can remember walking from my house in Park Ridge, Il a few blocks over the railroad tracks to the record store like it was yesterday.

Wow it’s been such a long time.

See what I did there?

😊

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The first in absolute, Stormbringer ... I do not say whose ...
Then the Boston, from first to last; then bought back on CD ... how can you not have the Boston in the collection ...
I still have over 200 LPs including the Technics SL 22 turntable (belt driven), more than 1000 stereo tapes 4 and Pioneer CTZ-W 740 deck and more than 1000 compact discs. The musical genres range from classical-symphonic to all genres but mostly rock, rock & blues, soul, jazz and dance from the 70s and 80s.
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Sergeant Pepper for me, too.
I saw the film in the cinema ...

I suspect that we are mainly of that generation born between the late 1940s and the late 1960s (I was born in 1960) and therefore children of the culture of passage between the era of electronic tube devices and the beginning of the computer age.
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Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:58 am quote
I never bought albums until I went off to college.

My brothers had all of the new albums, Beatles, Doors, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Beach Boys, Joni Mitchell, Judy Collins, etc.

Then my father had cool jazz, Dave Brubeck and others.

I remember a record store in Gainesville that sold albums for $3.99.

I bought music from that era, including Bruce, Harry Chaplin, Eisley Brothers, Harold Melvin and others.

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Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:29 am quote
1st album motown chartbusters volume 3 single 6 X 6 earl vandyke and the motown brass.
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Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:45 am quote
One of my first was the Beatles' Rubber Soul.

As an early teen, I was still listening to my mom's stuff....C&W, Nat Cole, Wayne Newton. Kind of a late bloomer. I remember 6th grade art class, we were to do an album cover.... I chose, I think Gene Autry or the likes... Other kids were doing the Beatles, of course, best friend chose Dave Clark Five....and someone did this weird duo called Simon and Garfunkel. The name Garfunkel got a lot of derisive laughter....for a short time.

Edit: Competing for first was a Bill Cosby album, I Started Out as a Child.
But sadly, he doesn't quite exist anymore.
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Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:01 am quote
The Specials, More Specials, the Jam In the City and The Smiths, The Smiths. I think I bought them all at roughly the same time. I had an older brother that already had a lot of the Ska and alternative/punk albums. We had a great used record shop in Montreal my friends and I would go rifle through every weekend.
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Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:12 am quote
Led Zeppelin, Physical Graffiti was the first album I purchased. I wore that album out playing it over and over.
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Santana and Ten Years After.
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Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:11 pm quote
Can't remember, but was probably T-Rex The Slider, CCR Cosmo's Factory or Rolling Stones Exile on Main St.
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Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:53 pm quote
I didn't buy them, but when my cousin died (he was 18, it was 1970, drugs were involved...) my mom got his records. Rolling Stones, Beatles, are the ones I remember. Revolver got a lot of play in the room when I was like 7 or 8.

And I laugh at the story of my mom finding a baggie of weed and stopping up the toilet trying to flush it all at once.
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Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:59 pm quote
Hendrix , "Are You Experienced?" , followed by the other two studio albums when they came out. I think the first Beatles album I got was "Magical Mystery Tour" which I still prefer to "Sgt. Pepper". I think the "Woodstock" soundtrack was also early in there, which then introduced me to many other groups at the time. Sadly, I was the only family member that was much into music (or hi-fi), so no cross-pollination. I recollect a few Alice Cooper albums as well. And Santana "Abraxas". I still think the Woodstock performance of "Soul Sacrifice" was exceptional, sadly not available in hi-res. Along with the Hendrix "Star-Spangled Banner". Maybe when I get a time machine. A hi-res audo recorder not much bigger than a pack of cigarettes will blow their minds in 1969. Probsably be the oldest man at Woodstock.
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Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:32 pm quote
The very, very first Queen and also the very first Led Zeppelin.
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Had others but the question was the first.
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My first album as a kid was Styx "Kilroy was here" when Mr Roboto was on the radio. Mike the Aspie
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Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:21 pm quote
I'd had a small stack of 45s (some of you may remember them)... First album I bought was the 'Easy Rider' soundtrack, which really opened up a 15 year old's world, followed by Led Zeppelin's first... Excellent start to huge collection and a still-strong obsession with music...

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Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:04 pm quote
2001 movie soundtrack, in 1968. What can I say, I'm a sci fi geek. Still have it.

We had a nice library when I was growing up, and you could check out records, even current ones, so I didn't have to buy them until I went to college.
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Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:38 pm quote
In 1973 The Beatles came out with two double albums of greatest hits. The Red Album 1962-1966 and The Blue album 1967-1970. My older sister gave them to me for Christmas. She may have listened to them herself a time or two. What other band needs two double albums for all of their greatest hits?
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Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:18 pm quote
Not certain, but it was probably one from either Little Feat or Ry Cooder. Or Captain Beefheart's Clear Spot, or Vincebus Eruptum, by Blue Cheer.
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Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:12 am quote
Among my "musical digressions" I should also have a couple of Jerry Lee Lewis LPs, i recently bought a LP (Dona Oxord) in a modern vinyl store in Rome...
The curiosity consists in the fact that then I give them to my brother who has all my collection as well as the turntable and lives in the city, is divorced and now has more time to listen to music (after married he had to listen to another type), I don't I had room to keep LPs and turntables and he did; so every now and then I give him a record (he is more rocker) and then I listen to him from him.
The peculiarity is that in addition to giving him my old Technics I gave him an ION turntable that immediately converts what you listen to on LP, to MP3 on a USB stick.
Then when I am at my house I archive in a media player dedicated to music and movies (with external hard disk).
I know you will object that the hottest and fullest sound of the LPs is lost but to fully enjoy it you need a class A amplifier, with mosfet or better with tubes (Mac Intosh?) But this is another matter that deserves a separate topic. ..
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Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:46 am quote
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2001 movie soundtrack, in 1968. What can I say, I'm a sci fi geek. Still have it.

We had a nice library when I was growing up, and you could check out records, even current ones, so I didn't have to buy them until I went to college.
The irony is that it's pretty much all classical music. The story is that Kubrick used the classical pieces as a temporary background while searching for a composer to create an original score. He never found one that met his standards so, as often happens in life, "there is nothing so permanent as a temporary solution."

https://www.vox.com/2018/4/26/17283314/2001-a-space-odyssey-music-stanley-kubrick-50th-anniversary
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Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:30 am quote
1967 Sgt. Pepper.

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Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:05 am quote
SDG wrote:
1978 Boston album entitled “Don’t Look Back”.

I can remember walking from my house in Park Ridge, Il a few blocks over the railroad tracks to the record store like it was yesterday.

Wow it’s been such a long time.

See what I did there?

😊

SDG
I met the group Boston in 1979 at a Hobby Warehouse I was working, a buddies parents owned the business. One of the band members were really into RC planes and stopped by to buy some stuff. We weren't a retail store but it was the band Boston we sold them what ever they wanted and got some good band swag.
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Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:48 pm quote
The Beach Boys

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Might have been Momma's and Poppa"s, I went to their concert in Atlanta, Ga.
Then Simon n Garfunkle, And of course, Johnny Cash in Folsom Prison. Johnnjy outsold everybody that year, even the Beatles.
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Partridge Family. I was like 11 or 12 years of age. Bought at a local T,G, and Y
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With my age comes the easy ways to top others stories of old records.
At age 4, we were living with my Grandmother in Topeka, KS as my Dad had very recently returned from France & WWII and no money to speak of. Someone gave me a dollar for my birthday, quite a big deal to me I have no doubt. We went downtown to shop(walking as no car back then) and I bought a record called "Blood on the Highway".
Lyrics like...there was blood & whiskey on the highway and nobody left to pray... I kind of know the lyrics as I played it a gazillion times.

God only knows what attracted me to that 78rpm record? A funny aspect, only to me, mind you, is that I became a country music fan over my entire life, not to exclude many other types of music, mind you.
The even funnier aspect is my Mom was not real cool toward my choice and we sort of fought over the record, her giving in at the end. Once you realize that my Mother was a first chair symphony violinist then you get the larger picture of my record choice! Throw in that my Dad was a serious Barber Shop Quartet singer, competitions and all. I was the rouge of them both music wise.
To balance the picture my wife sang in competitions when young and very good. We saw Pavarotti in person 3 times, one was as part of the Three Tenors.
Our home KY area is rich in famous country & bluegrass artists, many the most popular of their time. In our area live bluegrass music "barns" are all over the place and radio stations feature that music still.
Records we don't buy now days but a Son recently bought a turntable, as is suggested by this very thread given they have popularized of recent. We reminded him we got rid of two turntables last time we cleaned out the basement! Our old records, Elvis, country, etc., are headed his way. A few are collectable Disneyesque records, like, "Fox & the Hounds" & other similar kids records from his childhood.
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Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:15 am quote
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With my age comes the easy ways to top others stories of old records.
At age 4, we were living with my Grandmother in Topeka, KS as my Dad had very recently returned from France & WWII and no money to speak of. Someone gave me a dollar for my birthday, quite a big deal to me I have no doubt. We went downtown to shop(walking as no car back then) and I bought a record called "Blood on the Highway".
Lyrics like...there was blood & whiskey on the highway and nobody left to pray... I kind of know the lyrics as I played it a gazillion times.

God only knows what attracted me to that 78rpm record? A funny aspect, only to me, mind you, is that I became a country music fan over my entire life, not to exclude many other types of music, mind you.
The even funnier aspect is my Mom was not real cool toward my choice and we sort of fought over the record, her giving in at the end. Once you realize that my Mother was a first chair symphony violinist then you get the larger picture of my record choice! Throw in that my Dad was a serious Barber Shop Quartet singer, competitions and all. I was the rouge of them both music wise.
To balance the picture my wife sang in competitions when young and very good. We saw Pavarotti in person 3 times, one was as part of the Three Tenors.
Our home KY area is rich in famous country & bluegrass artists, many the most popular of their time. In our area live bluegrass music "barns" are all over the place and radio stations feature that music still.
Records we don't buy now days but a Son recently bought a turntable, as is suggested by this very thread given they have popularized of recent. We reminded him we got rid of two turntables last time we cleaned out the basement! Our old records, Elvis, country, etc., are headed his way. A few are collectable Disneyesque records, like, "Fox & the Hounds" & other similar kids records from his childhood.
It may surprise you but I have some LPs of country and bluegrass music, the reason is that at the age of about 20 I was interested in the origins of American music and obviously you can't not listen to all the styles knowing that everyone has received or given something between them; so I started buying Italian music magazines but these were all directed towards the music listened to at the time, there were no traces of references to singers or groups with indications towards country, bluegrass or derivative styles.
How did I hear those music ..? Remember that there was no internet yet but I had the hobby of radio engineering and especially that of electronic glass tubes; So it was that by studying as a self-taught I made myself a short-wave and ultra-short wave radio receiver.
It was a titanic feat and I used many parts of recovery but I was rewarded by the first notes of a song by New Grass Revival (I marked the name of the group) In the plan, album Barren County.
In the evening I would turn on my vacuum glass tube device and rummage through the air for stations and listen until late at night ... other times my friend.
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Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:50 am quote
Most of the older music in eastern Kentucky goes back to Scotch settlers. My wife's family, some still go to an old United Baptist church group which dates to the 1600's by the church charter. Interestingly that church still does not allow musical instruments in the church and they do what is called "lining their songs", also called "lining out" in the old Scottish music. When we married in one, my wife was granted special permission for bringing in a piano which was to be removed within an hour of the ceremony's ending. Her cousin, a Broadway singer at the time, did an acapela song w/piano. This practice continued into much of, not all of, Dr Ralph Stanleys blue grass music he played.
My wife's maiden name begins with Mc and there are over three pages of them still yet in the phone book there. Many are double and triple related and I'm not making reference to incest either as that's long gone.
Sort of interesting that several of the most popular country music artists are from the same county and nearby counties there are many, many more. S VA and E TN, WV same story on old music and modern country stars.
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