1st record you remember hearing

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  1. Floatupstream

    Floatupstream Well-Known Member Thread Starter

    Just curious what is the earliest record that you remember hearing? Mine was a song called “Son Don’t Go Near the Indians” I believe by Johnny Horton. First record I remember buying was Eight Days a Week/I Don’t Want to Spoil the Party.
  2. The Elephant Man

    The Elephant Man Forum Resident

    'You Showed Me' The Turtles 45 or
    'The Letter' The Box Tops 45 or
    'Jambalaya' Hank Williams 45

    These were singles I'd play over and over on our tiny record player. Though my family claims I sang
    'She Loves You' all the time when I was around 4. I have no memory of that!
  3. Johnny Action

    Johnny Action Forum President

    Tacoma, WA, USA
    The Beatles.
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  4. Scott S.

    Scott S. Indie Music Curator

    Walmartville PA
    We had 3 45s for our record player/

    Hounddog by Elvis
    I Saw Esau Sitting by the Seesaw
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  5. pbuzby

    pbuzby Forum Resident

    Chicago, IL, US
    Not sure, but there's a good chance it was by John Denver or Neil Diamond.
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  6. DK Pete

    DK Pete Forum Resident

    Levittown. NY
    The year was about 1959 or 1960......I was about two or three and there was a 78 RPM in the house by Rocco Granada (I may have misspelled the last name)called, "Marina". I recall watching it it spin on our RCA Hi Fi record player over and over and being mesmerized by both the song, the sound of it and the spinning record itself. This is the very first record/song that comes to mind in my 62 years of being "here".
  7. JozefK

    JozefK Forum Resident

    My earliest specific musical memory is New Year's Eve 1967, listening to a radio countdown of the year's top songs. I recall "Light My Fire" and "I'm a Believer".

    On further reflection I recall seeing The Association do "Windy" on the Smothers Brothers show. I don't know when it aired.

    I have a very, very vague memory of seeing Roy Clark on a country music show.

    And even further back... My sister took me to a Sam the Sham show, despite my young age. I recall a band (I think the Gants) saying they were about to play a song called "Don't blow smoke rings through the window" or something like that. The Yardbirds may have been on this bill as well, but I've never been able to confirm that.

    I am told I had earlier enjoyed hearing "Hang on Sloopy", but I have no memory of that.
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  8. vivatones

    vivatones Forum Resident

    “I’m Looking Over A Four Lear Clover” by Art Mooney
  9. Rick Bartlett

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  10. Doug Sclar

    Doug Sclar Forum Legend

    The OC
    Probably Hank Williams or Little Jimmy Dickens. Those were from the mid 50s.

    First record I ever owned, other than 10" kiddie records, was The Chipmunks, Dec 1958.

    First 45 was Sherry. Oct 62

    First real album, Meet The Beatles. Jan 64
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  11. LeftCoastGator

    LeftCoastGator Forum Resident

    Oh, I remember this as clear as day: Album: The Byrd's Greatest Hits, song, "Turn, Turn, Turn." Hit me like a ton of bricks; that Rickenbacker sounds absolutely blew my mind. Guess I was about 4? Still a huge fan.
  12. Cool hand luke

    Cool hand luke You shoulda heard just what I seen

    The Beatles "Hey Jude" album, my older brother owned it.
    Elvis' Golden Records, my older sister babysat for a couple on our street, and I would go with her sometimes. They had the LP. Fell in love with "Jailhouse Rock"

    Before that it was foggy memories of my mother's Glen Campbell albums
  13. Rick Bartlett

    Rick Bartlett Forum Resident

    Wow! You got the best of all worlds there!
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  14. Brian Kelly

    Brian Kelly 1964-73 rock's best decade

    Hearing on the radio:
    I Want To Hold Your Hand
    She Loves You
    All My Loving

    Actual 45 rpm single (my father's):
    The Watusi by the Orlons

    First single I owned:
    Jingle Jangle by the Archies
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  15. Lemon Curry

    Lemon Curry (A) Face In The Crowd

    Mahwah, NJ
    I remember and I own it still:

    Engine Engine #9 by Roger Miller.

    It was in such poor condition I recently bought a replacement on Discogs just to go back every now and again to listen. My original was played on every piece of junk tt and worn out stylus I ever owned.

    I was 3 at the time it was given to me, I believe :)
  16. George P

    George P Forum Pianophile

  17. Doug Sclar

    Doug Sclar Forum Legend

    The OC
    As for the first songs I heard on the radio, the first just happened to be Do-Re-Me, but Personality was played over and over. Yep, I inherited my first radio in the summer of 59.
  18. egebamyasi

    egebamyasi Forum Resident

    Worcester, MA
    Album: Gene Autry - Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
    Single: The Battiest Car Around/Here Comes The Batmobile

    There were other albums like Pete Seeger and Burl Ives but I don't remember the titles.
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  19. scottp

    scottp Forum Resident

    It was either American Pie or I Wanna Hold Your Hand. We had the 45s in the house.
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  20. I must have been quite young and it would have bee pre- Beatles ( it' s hard to imagine that now ) but I had a Peter Pan album of some kind.
    I can' t recall a thing about the record itself but the album cover was a very colourful drawing of Peter Pan flying with Captain Hook looking menacing in the background.
    At least that' s how I remember it.
    If anyone could post a picture of this album I would very much appreciate it.
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  21. Hiraeth

    Hiraeth Forum Resident

    absolute earliest was She Loves You. i was 4
    then at age 5: Turn Turn Turn and Red Rubber Ball
  22. Hiraeth

    Hiraeth Forum Resident


    Various - Walt Disney's Peter Pan Also Alice In Wonderland
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  23. Wally Swift

    Wally Swift Yo-Yoing where I will...

    Brooklyn New York
    Viva Las Vegas - Elvis. Played my parents 45 until it melted.
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  24. HiResGeek

    HiResGeek Seer of visions

    Beatles' Blue Album on my parent's turntable. Strawberry Fields specifically.
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  25. Glenn Christense

    Glenn Christense Foremost Beatles expert... on my block

    Probably “The Wayward Wind” by Gogi Grant .
    I would have been five years old. I liked it then,I still like it now.

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