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Re: Your first single

Post by DaveMc » 08 May 2016 09:16

Jeez this takes me back, my first was This Flight Tonight by Nazareth.

Bought from Woolworths with a record token (remember them) I had been given.

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Re: Your first single

Post by discomatador » 17 Jun 2016 03:08

Nash the Slash "Dead Man's Curve" (Cutthroat Records) at Record Peddlar store in Toronto 1979

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Re: Your first single

Post by Fridgetoo » 17 Jun 2016 04:39

The first one I bought with my pocket money was The Doors: Riders on the Storm. From Boans in Medina, Western Australia in 1971.

However my first single was one Beatles record my parents bought me in 1964? Along with a little plastic record player (Younguns read Crossley haha) I played the singles I got over and over and over....

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Re: Your first single

Post by Graysailor » 03 Jul 2016 02:54

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Beatles and Monkees - one of these was first.
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Yeah - well I'm a sucker for lists and such. As I imagine all vinyl geeks are. So I had to go to my special room, open the special cedar chest, get out the special white 45 sized storage box with all of the carefully packed 45's are and dig out my first TWO because I can't remember exactly which one came first. Probably the Beatles - as I purchased these brand new at a store that is, sadly, no longer. I'm too lazy to look up the dates they came out. But here is the photo.

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Re: Your first single

Post by Melos Antropon » 03 Jul 2016 05:35

My first single was Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas "Little Children", b/w Paul McCartney's "Bad to Me". Imperial recording. Spring, 1964. And yes, I still have it.

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Post by Kyluckyman » 03 Jul 2016 06:05

fromans4 wrote:The Hollies - Long Cool Women

I think I was about ten. :)
You had excellent taste back then.

I believe my first purchase was The Foundations "Build Me Up Buttercup". I was young and impressionable.

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Re: Your first single

Post by Sandbah 92 » 03 Jul 2016 18:53

Elvis "Heartbreak Hotel" in 195?

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Re: Your first single

Post by colcol » 20 Aug 2016 09:07

OMD, Electricity/Almost...

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Re: Your first single

Post by Shock_me » 25 Sep 2016 14:35

The first single I bought with my own money was "Love Stinks" by The J. Geils Band. I really liked the sound of the guitar on the intro.
My first LP was Queen - The Game.

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Re: Your first single

Post by larz33 » 25 Nov 2016 23:51

Sigue Sigue Sputnik: Love Missile F1-11. I still love it and it still sounds great!

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Re: Your first single

Post by stegdrum » 26 Dec 2016 01:09

My first single I bought was from Donaldson's the Ironmonger in Grantown-on-Spey in the Highlands of Scotland which was a typical sixties hardware shop in which there was a variety of goods for sale including vinyl......the single I bought was "She's Not There" by the Zombies...still have the single and still think it's a great piece of music by a great band!!

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Re: Your first single

Post by JDJX » 26 Dec 2016 02:48

It was long age, shortly before the Beatles and the whole "British invasion", when I was about 13 years old.
My parents had just recently given me a fairly decent portable "record player"
It even had detachable speakers. I thought it was great. :)

Anyway, the nearest that I can remember, it was either...

The Marvelettes - Please Mr Postman.
or....
James Brown - Try Me
or....
The Miracles - Shop Around

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Re: Your first single

Post by Seth1474 » 29 Dec 2016 21:15

My first single was Shop around/Butterscotch Castle by Captain & Tennile 1976

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Re: Your first single

Post by RecordShopTalk » 15 Jan 2017 11:56

The Beatles She Loves you,swan records.Back then when a 45 skipped you put a nickel on the tone arm for more weight.The 45 still plays after all that abuse.Maybe we started out with a penny for extra weight,can't remember,just remember taping coins to the tonearm.

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Re: Your first single

Post by hunted11 » 30 Jan 2017 21:53

I get around by the beach boys.

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