Do You Remember The First 45 You Bought?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Wildest cat from montana, Jan 25, 2022.

  1. BwanaBob

    BwanaBob Forum Resident

    Maryland, USA
    FOLLOWUP: My brother concurred that the shop was on 5th Ave, near 47th Street, but he cannot remember the name. A cursory Google session didn't help.
  2. The Cat 3

    The Cat 3 Forum Resident

    53rd & 3rd
    Alice Cooper - School’s Out
  3. bangkok19

    bangkok19 Forum Resident

    Here in Australia in the mid-sixties the GOLDEN FLEECE branded Petrol Stations were giving away cheap cover version 45's of hit singles if you bought a full tank of petrol.
    I remember getting I'LL NEVER FIND ANOTHER YOU by the Jaybirds (trying to sound like The Seekers)... and LITTLE THINGS by someone trying to sound like Bobby Goldsboro.
    Technically, I never BOUGHT them, my Dad bought the petrol.
    First decent record I was given (on my 10th birthday) was I FEEL FINE / SHE'S A WOMAN.
    First record (I think) I actually bought was SUGAR TOWN / SUMMER WINE by Nancy Sinatra.
  4. Lord Hawthorne

    Lord Hawthorne Currently Untitled

    Portland, Oregon
    Fifth grade, usually, you must have excelled.
  5. johnwilliamhunte

    johnwilliamhunte In the land of Gods and Monsters

    Yes although it wasn't as long ago as most replies in this thread..

    Foo Fighters - I'll Stick Around

  6. Grey Violets

    Grey Violets Forum Resident

    New York State
    Hey Paula - Paul and Paula
    My older sister was a big American Bandstand fan and I think that’s where I first heard this song.

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  7. globule2

    globule2 Forum Resident

    Dream Weaver
    Gary Wright

    not too bad in retrospect
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  8. Python

    Python Forum Resident

    S.F. Bay Area
    I'm not 100% sure, but I think it was J. Geils' "Centerfold"...
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  9. Kent Gray

    Kent Gray Resident

    Me too! I borrowed from every friend I knew (I must have been 8 years old) because I just HAD to get "Strawberry Fields Forever."

    "Fire" by Arthur Brown, but it wasn't for me. It was for my brother's birthday. I thought the song was scary. My second 45 was "If I Can Dream" by Elvis Presley.

    I did buy that but never saw a picture sleeve for it (until many, many years later).
  10. gkella

    gkella Let there be songs to fill the air

    Toronto, Canada
    I think it was Town Without Pity Gene Pitney..
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  11. steelvelvet20

    steelvelvet20 Forum Resident

    United Kingdom
    Ghostbusters ray parker jr. Hate it now.
  12. Score17

    Score17 Forum Resident

    Rockin Robin, the Jackson 5. (Actually purchased by my parents for me)
  13. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    no, but I know it was the Beatles!
  14. Chazzbo13

    Chazzbo13 Forum Resident

    If memory serves...Got To Be There by Michael Jackson
  15. jloweinmo

    jloweinmo Forum Resident

    Kansas City
    I can't think of one I bought myself earlier than Convoy by CW McCall. I would have been 10 when this came out so that was probably about right. I had an older brother and sister so I had lot's of records that were hand-me-downs much earlier - and probably some kid records that my Mom bought me.
  16. Mojo7575

    Mojo7575 Forum Resident

    I was living in Switzerland and my dad bought the Beatles "Rock and Roll Music", b/w "Eight Days a Week" (not 100% sure about the back side, but I am totally sure that I do not remember the label.
    He kind of liked it, although he was all opera, symphony and other classical stuff - all my music was "Jungle Music", I wanted to like the Beatles too, but since he took a liking to them, I hated them, and it took me years to snap out of this weird mindset.
  17. Maurice

    Maurice Senior Member

    North Yarmouth, ME
    Two Tribes - Frankie Goes To Hollywood


    Still love this track!
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  18. rjp

    rjp Senior Member

    the beatles - she loves you /i'll get you

    for the life of me i cannot remember the label, i know it was black. (swan, decca, ????)
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  19. poppys

    poppys Senior Member

    New Orleans LA
    One of my friends had a cat, Ruby - she loved that song.
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  20. Jules HKG

    Jules HKG Forum Resident

    Hong Kong
    LOL, Fun memories, I was 10 years old when I bought this ;-)

    Adam & The Ants
    * – Antmusic

    Label: CBS – S CBS 9352, CBS – 9352
    Format: Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single, Paper labels
    Country: UK
    Released: 28 Nov 1980

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  21. Mister Charlie

    Mister Charlie "Music Is The Doctor Of My Soul " - Doobie Bros.

    Aromas, CA USA
    Ferry Across The Mersey - Gerry & The Pacemakers...and I stole it...or 90 cents worth of it. This was in 1964 or 65 and I was like 11 years old.
    There were two display racks, one for old, unwanted 45s at 10 cents a piece, and the newest most desirable records were 99 cents a pop. I simply switched the sleeves where the price was marked and bought it for a dime.

    A sneaky little $hit, apparently.
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  22. HiredGoon

    HiredGoon Forum Resident

    1st: Ace Frehley - New York Groove
    2nd: Paul McCartney - Coming Up
    3rd: Ian Dury & The Blockheads - I Wanna Be Straight

  23. Kent Gray

    Kent Gray Resident

    In the US? It must have been Swan. Decca released "My Bonnie."

    VeeJay released "Please Please Me" and "From Me To You." ATCO released "Ain't She Sweet." Capitol finally got into the act with "I Want To Hold Your Hand."

    EDIT TO ADD: It appears "My Bonnie was also released on MGM. ?
    Last edited: May 24, 2022
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  24. JFSebastion

    JFSebastion Forum Resident

    Maricopa Arizona
    I remember my first 45rpm rock and roll single. The Foundations : Build Me Up a Buttercup b/w New Direction
    Great tune. Also played the B-Side because the opening organ sounded like the opening to Star Trek TV series back then. Listen to it, see if you think the first few notes sound like it.
    It was given to me by this troubled kid across the street. Jackie Brown was his name. He had one of those loud fathers that would scream and yell as he chased Jackie out of the house. Screen door slamming. I can still picture it.
    As for 1st 45's I bought. My first dozen or so was either the Monkees or the Beatles. I branched out to CCR and the Guess Who soon after. The 1st Apple 45 was Something / Come Together. I was real proud of that. Played both sides endlessly.
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  25. EdogawaRampo

    EdogawaRampo Senior Member

    When I was 11 (I think) my dad took me along with him to a business conference in Portland, OR and let me wander around downtown where I found a record store with a 45's rack. I was thrilled to find a bunch of Beach Boys titles I didn't have, so I scooped them up. What sticks out in my mind are Do You Wanna Dance? and Be True To Your School on that grayish Capitol reissue label. Must have been around 1971. Not sure that was the very first of my purchases, but has to be close. I was puzzled (but thrilled) about finding a totally different version of Be True To Your School to what was on the Little Deuce Coupe LP. Had no idea what was up with that.

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