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The first record you ever brought?

woodbinewoodbine Member Posts: 3,719 Disability Gamechanger
What was the first record you ever brought?

Mine was in 1971 a version of "Moon River" by Greyhound
my advice is given freely and is correct to the best of my knowledge.

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  • vikingqueenvikingqueen Member Posts: 346 Pioneering
          Mine was an album, Electric Warrior T Rex also in 1971, and my love of all things glam rock was born  :D
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 1,651 Listener
    You'll laugh when I tell you mine.. The first I bought with my own money was "leave it with me" by Ted Glen, a character in Postman Pat, well I was about 5 at the time.

    Slightly less embarassing, I bought "Happy Talk" by Captain Sensible, used to love the video to that when I was 6.

  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Posts: 3,334

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    Mine was The Foo Fighters Greatest Hits  :D 

    I never had a record player the first time around and only got one about 3 years ago!
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  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 1,651 Listener
    Mine was The Foo Fighters Greatest Hits  :D 

    I never had a record player the first time around and only got one about 3 years ago!
    Vinyl made a bit of a comeback a few years back as well.


  • woodbinewoodbine Member Posts: 3,719 Disability Gamechanger
          Mine was an album, Electric Warrior T Rex also in 1971, and my love of all things glam rock was born  :D
    I saw T Rex live in Manchester in 1972
    my advice is given freely and is correct to the best of my knowledge.
  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 4,634 Disability Gamechanger
    I’m ashamed to say I’ve never bought a physical album for myself, only digital ones and I tend to just buy the one song I want rather than the whole album
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    I remember it well and it was Culture Club Karma Chameleon in 1983. I was with my late nan at the time and she gave me pocket money to buy it.
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  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,113 Disability Gamechanger
    I honestly cant remember I used to use my parent record player till I bought my own stereo tower system had double tape deck radio and record player 

    I saved up for it out of first job so will have been in 1983 
  • vikingqueenvikingqueen Member Posts: 346 Pioneering
         @woodbine I am very jealous, I never got to see them live nor my other love "Queen" Too late now for both  :(
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 1,651 Listener
         @woodbine I am very jealous, I never got to see them live nor my other love "Queen" Too late now for both  :(
    Yeah in about 3 and half weeks it'll be 30 years since Freddie Mercury died of AIDS.

  • woodbinewoodbine Member Posts: 3,719 Disability Gamechanger
         @woodbine I am very jealous, I never got to see them live nor my other love "Queen" Too late now for both  :(
    Yeah in about 3 and half weeks it'll be 30 years since Freddie Mercury died of AIDS.

    I'm not sure the sad cause of his death is relevant? It was a great shame to lose such a great talent.
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  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 1,651 Listener
    woodbine said:
         @woodbine I am very jealous, I never got to see them live nor my other love "Queen" Too late now for both  :(
    Yeah in about 3 and half weeks it'll be 30 years since Freddie Mercury died of AIDS.

    I'm not sure the sad cause of his death is relevant? It was a great shame to lose such a great talent.
    Blimey and some people call ME picky! He was a great talent though yes.


  • vikingqueenvikingqueen Member Posts: 346 Pioneering
         I am well aware of the anniversary of the late great Freddie, it doesn't matter what caused his death I just know it was a very sad day, but he will live on for many years to come. My 7 year old granddaughter knows the words to We Will Rock You and I intend to teach her a lot more  :)  but she doesn't understand Marc Bolan  :D
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 1,651 Listener
     
         I am well aware of the anniversary of the late great Freddie, it doesn't matter what caused his death I just know it was a very sad day, but he will live on for many years to come. My 7 year old granddaughter knows the words to We Will Rock You and I intend to teach her a lot more  :)  but she doesn't understand Marc Bolan  :D
    Yeah try www.xyzlyrics.co.uk for more Queen lyrics.

    Also if she's got a console such as Xbox or Switch, there was a Queen Karaoke game that came out around last November that's got most of the good stuff.


  • woodbinewoodbine Member Posts: 3,719 Disability Gamechanger
    Talking about records, have just seen the news that Gerry Marsden MBE has passed away very sad, with his group the Pacemakers they were the first group ever to have their first 3 singles go to #1 in 1963.
    He worked tirelessly for many years in his support of the Hillsborough families and their search for just for the 96.
    R.I.P Gerry "You'll never walk alone"
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  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 1,651 Listener
    See the topic I made about that about 2 hours ago mate.


  • chiariedschiarieds Member Posts: 7,918 Disability Gamechanger
    My first LP was this, a re-mastered version of music originally recorded in 1967, which came out in 1973:
    Perhaps some of you might enjoy this.....originally recorded before Sandy Denny joined Fairport Convention, & with the Strawbs, especially Dave Cousins vocals, sheer joy IMHO.

  • vikingqueenvikingqueen Member Posts: 346 Pioneering
        well said @woodbine, you haven't lived until you hear the Liverpool fans sing You'll never walk alone at their football matches, they'll just have to sing a little louder now  :(
  • woodbinewoodbine Member Posts: 3,719 Disability Gamechanger
    See the topic I made about that about 2 hours ago mate.


    it had dropped off my screen mate
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  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 1,651 Listener
    woodbine said:
    See the topic I made about that about 2 hours ago mate.


    it had dropped off my screen mate
    https://forum.scope.org.uk/discussion/75787/60s-pop-star-gerry-marsden-of-gerry-and-the-pacemakers-dies-at-78#latest

  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Posts: 3,105

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    Surprisingly can't actually remember what my first purchased record was :D Given I collect CDs it's a mystery that I've forgotten.

    Me and the partner received a vinyl player for Christmas, so will probably start collecting those too. Only have 2 so far
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  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Member Posts: 3,796 Disability Gamechanger
    My first album on vinyl  was the late great prince purple rain  no one will sing purple rain like he did  RIP
  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Member Posts: 3,796 Disability Gamechanger
    I have alot of vinyl records singles and doubles that were my nans the great elvis presley King of rock and roll snd Perry como Frank sinatra   the blue notes  I also have heavy rock on vinyl  including the late great  Freddie Mercury with Queen  with unrealised singles i have some gramophone records aswel 
  • MarkGibbons1MarkGibbons1 Member Posts: 13 Connected
    Mine was save all your kisses for me by the brotherhood of man in 75 I think was only 4 or 5 at the time!!
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 1,651 Listener
    Mine was save all your kisses for me by the brotherhood of man in 75 I think was only 4 or 5 at the time!!
    Mine was save all your kisses for me by the brotherhood of man in 75 I think was only 4 or 5 at the time!!
    That was 76 actually, according to Wikipedia it won Eurovision for the UK that year, was UK number 1 the day I was born (April 7th 1976)

  • MarkGibbons1MarkGibbons1 Member Posts: 13 Connected
    Mine was save all your kisses for me by the brotherhood of man in 75 I think was only 4 or 5 at the time!!
    Mine was save all your kisses for me by the brotherhood of man in 75 I think was only 4 or 5 at the time!!
    That was 76 actually, according to Wikipedia it won Eurovision for the UK that year, was UK number 1 the day I was born (April 7th 1976)

    Thank you Mr Allan I knew I was probably 5 and would have still been 5 has wasn't 6 to the October I just couldn't remember the year. Thanks for finding that out for me.
  • mikeymikemikeymike Member Posts: 39 Courageous
    the first single i bought was summertime blues by eddie cochran and the first lp was that'll be the day by buddy holly saved all my pocket money for that. now i have nearly 4000 vinyl records and growing still.
  • ClareB74ClareB74 Member Posts: 8 Listener
    Mine was Terence Trent Darby Album on vinyl-Sign your name!! X
  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Member Posts: 3,796 Disability Gamechanger
    @ClareB74 I love that song sign your name  i had a crush on him lol 😆 
  • ClareB74ClareB74 Member Posts: 8 Listener
    @lisathomas50 I thought I was cool as it swore in one of the songs and I was about 12. 
    X
  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Member Posts: 3,796 Disability Gamechanger
    @ClareB74 ah bless lol ha ha 😂 
  • woodbinewoodbine Member Posts: 3,719 Disability Gamechanger
    mikeymike said:
    the first single i bought was summertime blues by eddie cochran and the first lp was that'll be the day by buddy holly saved all my pocket money for that. now i have nearly 4000 vinyl records and growing still.
    Eddie was a musical God, such a shame he died so young !
    my advice is given freely and is correct to the best of my knowledge.
  • mikeymikemikeymike Member Posts: 39 Courageous
    oh yes he was along with buddy holly 
  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 3,357 Disability Gamechanger
    My first was ‘if I had a hammer’ 1963 ish.

    1963 was a great year for snow by the way, and burst pipes due to lead pipes freezing and splitting, my dad had a lot of trouble finding a plumber because they were all so busy.
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    leeCal said:
    My first was ‘if I had a hammer’ 1963 ish.

    1963 was a great year for snow by the way, and burst pipes due to lead pipes freezing and splitting, my dad had a lot of trouble finding a plumber because they were all so busy.
    And almost 60 years later good Plumbers are still like Gold dust, hard to find.

    Most of them are off chasing Dinosaurs and saving Princesses lol.

  • woodbinewoodbine Member Posts: 3,719 Disability Gamechanger
    edited January 16
    @leecal wasn't 1963 the winter it started to snow on boxing day and didn't really stop till Easter?  I was only 4 years old so i'm sure I enjoyed it, must admit that we are very lucky plumber wise we have a welll trained one, no call out charges and very reasonable rates.
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  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 3,357 Disability Gamechanger
    edited January 16
    Yes @woodbine it was amazing for us children. I came down one morning and there was a snowdrift on the downstairs hall carpet six feet long! Freezing as we didn’t have central heating in those days only coal fires, the snow went on for weeks as you say, I don’t remember our school being closed though. 
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winter_of_1962–63_in_the_United_Kingdom

  • woodbinewoodbine Member Posts: 3,719 Disability Gamechanger
    leeCal said:
    Yes @woodbine it was amazing for us children. I came down one morning and there was a snowdrift on the downstairs hall carpet six feet long! Freezing as we didn’t have central heating in those days only coal fires, the snow went on for weeks as you say, I don’t remember our school being closed though. 
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winter_of_1962–63_in_the_United_Kingdom

    This is going off topic lol but back then both the pupils and the teachers lived within walking distance of the school, i can never remember getting a single day off due to bad weather.
    my advice is given freely and is correct to the best of my knowledge.
  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 3,357 Disability Gamechanger
    edited January 16
    Years later the first LP I bought was “In hearing of” by Atomic Rooster, 1971, still have it too,  I think it was five bob? Five bob was five shillings, 25p now I think at 5p per shilling. You could actually buy a pint of beer for 9 pennies in those days 😆.
  • woodbinewoodbine Member Posts: 3,719 Disability Gamechanger
    leeCal said:
    Years later the first LP I bought was “In hearing of” by Atomic Rooster, 1971, still have it too,  I think it was five bob? Five bob was five shillings, 25p now I think at 5p per shilling. You could actually buy a pint of beer for 9 pennies in those days 😆.
    I bet you could, i remember that in 1972 when i started working part time a petrol station petrol was around 30p a gallon and beer a little bit cheaper, I was lucky I was a tall 13 year old ! :)
    my advice is given freely and is correct to the best of my knowledge.
  • VictorVictor Member Posts: 148 Courageous
    edited January 17
    A Canadian cassette of cover versions themes from TV shows and movies. Sadly I lost it years ago.I still remember hearing something on it that professed to be the theme for the Planet of the Apes TV show. It wasn't years later that I figured out it was a cover of  Lalo Schifrin's  "Ape Shuffle" (a heavily funky-fied album version of his theme for the series. Hear it below... I was very pleased when actual music from the TV show was released on CD  decades later!)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hzfFbNAMhY
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