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Your First Album ?

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by Camp Rusty, Jan 3, 2015.

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  1. Jerseyguy

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    First 45 I ever bought was At The Hop by Danny and The Juniors.. The first Album I have narrowed down to Dion and The Belmonts or The Everly Bros.
    My taste in music hasn,t matured much since then, I would be amazed if anyone on here was in North Jersey during the 50's and early 60's and listened to WNJR Radio from Newark
    They played blues and soul.
     
  2. Sonya

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    Suekel. I'm born in 67. Love that ours are pretty much the same. :haha:
     
  3. parallax

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    First album was The Royal Guardsmen: Snoopy vs. the Red Baron ( I was 5 in 1974). First CD was Violent Femmes (Violent Femmes).
     
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    "Meet the Beatles"

    I became a fan as a kid in 1973.
     
  5. bardolator

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    Impressive to see all the Beatles albums, although I hoped someone would menton "Magical Mystery Tour" and "Sergeant Pepper". Maybe I missed them.

    Probably only jerseyguy could recall this era. First records I ever spun were Frankie Yankovic 78's in my aunt's basement. The first LP I ever bought was a gift to my mother. It was "From the Hungry i" by the Kingston Trio. Hooked me on live albums, which I generally prefer to this day.

    Album that got played the most and the loudest at my house was the seminal "Days of Future Passed" by the Moody Blues. By then, I was just a summer resident.
     
  6. ken2v

    ken2v This Space For Rent

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    Man, that Hungry i recording was a staple for me as a wee youngster. I was raised on folk music!
     
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    I remember it well...the Supremes.
    We lived across the river from Detroit. ALL we heard was Motown.
     
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    I know I had a Donnie Osmond album in elementary school.and had a poster of him in my room. Then in jr. high my tastes changed. In eight grade when everyone had Donnie, Leif Garret etc on their walls, I had Secretariat poster. One of my fondest memories was watching all 3 races live on TV with my parents. Awesome horse. Some things are like Haley's Comet -- you only get to see it once. I don't think we will ever see another horse like that.

    My Dad had lots of albums and had a huge console with a turn table. I would play a Johnny Horton album again and again. I loved the Battle of New Orleans. The first album I can clearly remember buying with my own money was America's Greatest Hits -- loved The Horse with No Name. See the pattern -- horses.
     
  9. Breeze147

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    "Probably only jerseyguy could recall this era."

    My guess is that you are not paying attention. Or....Never mind, don't want to spoil the thread.
     
  10. Joe Strummer

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    Speaking of the "oldies" ---
    Back in the 80's....Van Halen did the cover of "You Really Got Me."
    I was still playing in a bar band when that tune was all over the radio --
    I would tell everyone --
    "Geez, I've been playing R'n'R' so long that I was a kid - in a garage band --
    and played the original Kinks version of "You Really Got Me" when it first came out " !!!!!!
    **** A 15 year Rock Veteran even only in my twenties !!*****
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    This is a fun thread.
    But I can't believe all you posters remember the first album purchased ?
    I have no clue ?
     
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    My first concert was 8th grade to the Doobie Brothers -- Group of four girls all eight graders -- our parent were clueless. Same year my sister (the nerd 2 years older than me) went to see John Denver and the Starland Vocal Band.
     
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    Hot enough to have "The Fonz" carry out his prop (in my video). :thumbsup:

    The Jerk came out around at time, and he was on SNL and he was very big at the time.

    I like the Carpenters as well.

    Jealous.

    Their best, IMO.

    Such fun memories in this thread.
     
  13. WHITEJACKET73

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    My first LP was back in 1965...."The Ventures Knock Me Out". My favorite single off of that album was "When you Walk in the Room" I had several of the Venture's albums when I was in high school....then came college...first album was Iron Butterfly's "In A Gadda Da Vida", and it was all downhill from there.
     
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    "I like the Carpenters as well." Viva Las Vegas

    I saw The Carpenters in a dinner show (remember those?) at the MGM (Now Bally's) around 1976, I believe. About an hour before the show started, I was on the same Craps table as Gabe Kaplan.
     
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    Sorry I missed an obvious contemporary, Breeze. I was scanning the posts for first albums, and Jerseyguy's was the only other one I saw from the fifties.

    Joe asked how we can remember our first album purchase. I had no trouble remembering. On the day I gave the Kingston Trio album to Mom, I also got up early and baked her a chocolate cake- my first cake. Unfortunately, we had no confectioner's sugar, which was what the icing needed, so I just used regular sugar. Yuck!
     
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    Disraeli Gears cream. Long time ago.
     
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    I think my first was Cat Scratch fever then Hotel California.
     
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    No problem, Bardolator. My fault for being a cranky old man. :drunk:
     
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    The first album I ever bought was Frampton Comes Alive. The first album I ever had was a birthday present from my parents, Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band.
     
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    Mine too. 'Fortunate Son' was a pretty big too.

    About a week later, I went out & bought Led Zep II & Chicago II.
    Then, it was Black Sabbath's debut album, Machine Head by Deep Purple, & the "new" CCR album, 'Cosmo's Factory'.

    My first 8-tracks were: Smokin' by Humble Pie, a Grand Funk album that had a cover of 'I'm a Man', & Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon.

    I still have almost all of my vinyl...and a handful of old 8-tracks...even some of my ancient 45s.
    Want to take a trip down nostalgia lane?
    Try out these 45s:
    'What is Truth?' - Johnny Cash
    '2525' - Zager & Evans
    'Indiana Wants Me' - Dean Taylor
    'Little Green Bag' - ???
    'Vehicle' - Ides of March
    'Venus' - Shocking Blue
    'Tell it All' - Kenny Rogers & the First Edition
    'Walk a Mile in My Shoes' - ???
    'Easy Come, Easy Go' - Bobby Sherman

    :beer:
     
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