The first albums I ever purchased

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  1. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
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    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.
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  2. somebodyelseuk

    somebodyelseuk Country Gent

    Jan 22, 2013
    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.
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  3. speedicut

    speedicut Friend of Fred

    Jun 5, 2012
    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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  4. sh4rkbyt3

    sh4rkbyt3 Gretschie

    Mar 8, 2019
    Elkton, MD
    First Album was Jimi Hendrix "Electric Ladyland" that I bought for $7.99 and first 45 was "Hey You" by BTO for .99
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  5. T Bone

    T Bone Country Gent

    For me it was the Monkees. Either 1966 or 67, so I was either 7 or 8. My Mother bought them for me because I'd been a good boy lol (their first and I think their second too).

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