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Old May 10 2010, 03:08 AM   #31
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Re: The first single you purchased

I've only bought albums..1st one "Out of the Blue" by ELO..

http://vinylrecords.ch/E/EL/Electric...ut-blue-45.jpg

1st CD, Pink Floyd's "Momentary Lapse of Reason"


1st legal download..."Hey,Hey,What can I do?" by Led Zeppelin..
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Old May 10 2010, 03:17 AM   #32
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Ist CD was "Hot August Night" to replace the vinyl I'd bought in 75 (I think).
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Old May 10 2010, 03:53 AM   #33
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I bought many more albums than I ever did singles, but the first single might have been the 45 of Led Zeppelin's "The Immigrant Song" with "Hey, Hey, What Can I Do" as the B-side. About 1971 or '72, this.
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Old May 10 2010, 04:01 AM   #34
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I'll just leave this here in case anyone needs it...

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Old May 10 2010, 04:22 AM   #35
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I don't remember off hand. I know I didn't buy too many singles, usually vinyl or tapes. The first one that I can really remember purchasing was when I was in my 20's and I believe it was a cover of "Knocking on Heavens Door" by the Sisters of Mercy.
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Old May 10 2010, 04:38 AM   #36
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Nice.

If I showed that to my 15 year old, she'd have no idea what it was...

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Old May 10 2010, 04:47 AM   #37
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Re: The first single you purchased

I was ready to post saying I've never bought a single, but I remembered that last year I bought my first and only single, Shake Ya Boogie, The Remix EP by Mocean Worker.
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Old May 10 2010, 01:00 PM   #38
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"ABC" by the Jackson Five on 45, baby. I think "Rockin' Robin" was on the B-side.
You'd be about my vintage then?
It's nice to know there are a few of us still around.

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Ah yes, I remember it well.

Reminds me of a story. I have a friend who's a high school music/theater teacher. He brought in an album -- a vinyl album -- to share some song with his kids. It was already on the turntable, and he asked one of the students to play a particular song. He said the kid just looked at the turntable, back at him, back at the turntable and finally confessed that she had no earthly idea what to do to start the music. *sigh*
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Old May 10 2010, 01:32 PM   #39
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Hammer To Fall by Queen and Do They Know It's Christmas? by Band Aid. Guess I should stand in the corner or something.
Hammer to Fall is a great song.

I think the first single I bought might have been A Kind of Magic, although I really can't remember now.

The first single I was given was The Birdie Song by The Tweets.
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Reminds me of a story. I have a friend who's a high school music/theater teacher. He brought in an album -- a vinyl album -- to share some song with his kids. It was already on the turntable, and he asked one of the students to play a particular song. He said the kid just looked at the turntable, back at him, back at the turntable and finally confessed that she had no earthly idea what to do to start the music. *sigh*
That's shocking and sad. I grew up in the era of compact cassette and CD, and even I knew how to play a record without ruining it when I was 2 years old
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Old May 10 2010, 02:42 PM   #41
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Blinded By The Light by Manfred Mann. And yes, I bought it new.
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Old May 10 2010, 02:50 PM   #42
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Nice.

If I showed that to my 15 year old, she'd have no idea what it was...

VERY nice! Now there's a memory!
I'm sure my daughter wouldn't know what it was either.

Pretty sure my first single was "She Loves You" by the Beatles (would anyone have NOT recognized the song if i had just mentioned the title and not the artist? If so, get offa my lawn!)


Once, around the time my daughter was 12 we walked into an antiques store and they had a dial telephone. My daughter actually asked me how was it used.
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Old May 10 2010, 03:04 PM   #43
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They still SELL singles?!?
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Old May 10 2010, 03:52 PM   #44
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Nice.

If I showed that to my 15 year old, she'd have no idea what it was...

Hee, my kids would know, but only because their dad has an impressive vinyl collection.

A few years ago my husband was taking an LP off the record player and my daughter's friend, then about 11, said, "Wow, that's a large CD!" The look on the face of my 40-something husband was priceless.
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Old May 10 2010, 05:40 PM   #45
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I think the only single I ever bought was Batdance by Prince. I was all caught up in Bat-mania in 1989.
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