Do You Remember The First 45 You Bought?

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  1. Wild Horse

    Wild Horse Forum Resident

    "Susie" from Honky Chateau

    I had to cheat and look it up :D
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  2. Wildest cat from montana

    Wildest cat from montana Humble Reader Thread Starter

    ontario canada
    Good one." I'm an old hayseed harp player/I'm the hero of the county fair..."
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  3. Ms. Daisy

    Ms. Daisy Forum Resident

    I can't remember the first ones I bought. I was always more of an album girl. I do remember the first ones in my collection were a gift from a friend : Rhinestone Cowboy and How Deep is Your Love.
  4. Longers

    Longers Forum Resident

  5. Marvin

    Marvin Senior Member

    Blowin' in the Wind - Peter, Paul & Mary

    ..or it could have been Dominique by the Singing Nun
  6. TOCJ-4091

    TOCJ-4091 Forum Resident

    Washington, DC
    I think it was The Beatles ‘Let it Be’.
  7. rancher

    rancher Unmade Bed

    Styx "Come Sail Away" :p:cool::biglaugh:
  8. FrankenStrat

    FrankenStrat Forum Resident

    Interesting, I have the UK Rocket Man single, the B-Side is Holiday Inn and Goodbye
    It's also in a gatefold sleeve, DJX501
  9. OnTheRoad

    OnTheRoad Not of this world

    First I remember was Incense and Peppermints by The Strawberry Alarm Clock. Oh mom bought it for me...1st I remember buying with my own money was Let it Be/You Know my Name, Look up my number by Those Bugs. :cool:

    79 cents at some offbase 5&dime.
  10. Thesmellofvinyl

    Thesmellofvinyl Forum Resident

    Cohoes, NY USA
    Not quite; might’ve been The Sylvers’ “Boogie Fever.”

    The first one bought for me was “Rhinestone Cowboy.”
  11. FrankenStrat

    FrankenStrat Forum Resident

    The first single I bought was Pigtails In Paris by David Macbeth although that may have been the B-Side, Blue, Blue, Blue could have been the A-Side. Sometime around 1960 I think.
  12. Evethingandnothing

    Evethingandnothing Forum Resident

    Nope. But I'll bet it was a Beatles record, and sometime in the early to mid 70's. Indeed, it's quite difficult for me to separate records I bought from records my brother bought back then, as we'd mostly listen to them together. But I do remember that he sent off for records from the BBC, and those are probably among the first 45's we had. These include the Dr Who theme.
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  13. paulisme

    paulisme I’m being sarcastic

    Charleston SC
    The first 45 I remember owning was “My Toot-Toot.” I believe it was the Jean Knight version. I was 5 years old and would play it on my GE Show ‘N Tell.

    BILLONEEG Senior Member

    New Jersey
    If memory serves me well, "Superstar" by Murray Head was my first purchase.
  15. Diamond Star Halo

    Diamond Star Halo Forum Resident

    Paul McCartney - Band on the Run/1985

    I bought it at a yard sale in 1985 as a 9 year old.
  16. Less Than Human

    Less Than Human Well-Known Member

    Ballroom Blitz by Sweet
  17. owsley

    owsley Senior Member

    Yardbirds - Little Games

    I was 10 at the time and my only records were Beatles and Monkees lp's but no 45's. I remember I started hearing some mind bending songs in mid '66 on the radio like the Electric Prunes, Count Five, Syndicate Of Sound, 13th Floor Elevators etc but it was Little Games that totally flipped me out - I had to get it. I remember the Kings department store in Lowell, MA that I went to in early '67 after supper with my folks and looked for the Yardbirds 45. All of the current Top 30 Boston hits were in separate partitions 45's on this giant rack. I remember WBZ-AM saying earlier in the week that Games was currently at Number 30 and looked for the #30 rack and there it was. Nice start to my 45 collection
  18. fer2

    fer2 Forum Resident

    Jeanette - Porque te vas

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  19. stratmel

    stratmel Forum Resident

    Sacramento, CA
    I was in 6th grade in 1958, bought Ritchie Valens - Oh Donna/La Bamba
  20. TomBart

    TomBart Forum Resident

    freehold NJ
    She Love You
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  21. Milk and kisses

    Milk and kisses Forum Resident

    Don't pay the ferryman
    Chris DeBurgh
  22. flyingdutchman

    flyingdutchman Forum Resident

    Honolulu, HI
    I remember 45s, but cannot remember my first one. What I do remember is going to the downtown Rexall drugstore and looking through the 45s popular at that time and buying them for 97 cents per.
  23. moople72

    moople72 Forum Resident

    You Can't Change That by Raydio when I was 7.
  24. flyingdutchman

    flyingdutchman Forum Resident

    Honolulu, HI
    I loved 3 Dog Night at the time, so it might have been Celebrate.
  25. Chris Schoen

    Chris Schoen Rock 'n Roll !!!

    Maryland, U.S.A.
    Never bought a 45. By the time I had money to buy music ('72?), albums were the thing.

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