The first albums I ever purchased

Synchro

The artist formerly known as: Synchro
Staff member
Jun 2, 2008
25,853
Tucson
The first 45: Duke of Earl. I was actually looking for Moon River, but they were out of it, and I wanted to buy something, so I bought Duke of Earl, which I had never heard, and I didn’t like it all that well when I played it. I was all of 7 years old and Andy Williams’ recording of it was getting all sorts of airplay. As it turns out, Andy Williams never released Moon River, as a single, so my trip to the record store would have never yielded what I was hoping to buy. At that ripe old age, the price of an album was way outta my league.

First album: I’m not certain, but almost certainly something by Chet Atkins, probably Guitar Genius. I have definite memories of buying that while I was still pretty young. IIRC, I also bought Chet Atkins Picks on the Beatles. I remember seeing Guitar Workshop at the record shop, but I don’t remember if I ever bought it.
 

somebodyelseuk

Country Gent
Jan 22, 2013
1,128
Birmingham, UK
My Grandparents bought me 'Remember You're A Wonble' some time around '74.
First one I paid for was probably 'Never Mind The Bollocks' or 'Scared To Dance'.


Must see if I can find that Womble album - cheezy, kids songs, but the musicianship on there was exceptional.
 

speedicut

Friend of Fred
Jun 5, 2012
6,116
Alabama
That was my first Beatles album. My best friend had the collections 1962-66, 1967-70 and I picked Y & T because it had the most songs I knew from those albums.

I got it at the end of 1966 and my sister got Herman's Hermits Greatest Hits Vol 2, I remember going to the record store ( I was in 1st grade) and my parents let us pick out any album we wanted...The Fifth Dimension's Up, Up And Away was my second album some months later.
 


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