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 Post subject: First Music
PostPosted: 26 Jan 2011, 14:39 

Joined: 08 Jan 2003, 16:27
Posts: 401
Location: Northern New Jersey
My favorite local public radio station, a Maura fav, is WFUV the Fordham University Radio Station and for a pledge drive they have asked DJs, fans and artists to recall the first piece of music they ever purchased. It sounds like a fun idea and the results are below.

My first piece was an early 1960's Beatles album for my older sister, "Meet the Beatles"!

For myself I cannot remember exactly, either a Beatles album, or the first Credence Clearwater Revival album, or the first Band album (I am sorry but I don't recall), not a great start for this post, eh!.

Maura will be happy (or sad) to see that she was not the only one in love with a young male connected to The Patridge Family (I think MO mentions that she was a huge David (not Shaun, right?) Cassidy fan. I guess it's an Irish thing, anyway, she has company as you can see below:


1.David Bromberg:
Muddy Waters Sings Big Bill Broonzy

2. Peter Buck (R.E.M.):
The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night

3. Rosanne Cash:
Janis Joplin - Pearl

4.Marc Cohn:

The first single I ever bought was "Angel Of The Morning" by Merrilee Rush and The Roundabouts. I must have been around 9 years old when it came out, and I remember walking to John Wade Records at Shaker Square in Cleveland, Ohio to go buy it.

5.Elvis Costello:
The Beatles - "Twist and Shout"

6.Ray Davies:
Chet Atkins - Teen Scene

7.Levon Helm:
Chuck Berry - "School Days"

8.Billy Idol:
The Beatles - "She Loves You"

9.Indigo Girls:
Emily: The Jackson 5
Amy: The Partridge Family. I'm a David Cassidy fan. (Maura too!)

10.Bruce Springsteen:
Elvis Presley - "Jailhouse Rock"

11.Steven Van Zandt:
Little Anthony & The Imperials - "Tears on My Pillow"
Little Anthony - hence, my nickname

12.Erin McKeown:
Cyndi Lauper :- True Colors
On cassette, from the Sam Goody in the mall

13.Keith Richards:
Little Richard -"Long Tall Sally"
Fantastic record, even to this day. Good records just get better with age.

14.Maura Kennedy:
The Partridge Family Album (another Maura is too!)
I learned every song on it and did my first gig on the front steps of my house, singing along with the record. My brother charged a nickel to everyone who came by, so it was my first paid gig. I was seven.

15.Rickie Lee Jones:
The first one my mother bought for me was a Beatles record. The first album they got me was The Beatles vs. The Four Seasons. It was a double record and I never listened to the Four Seasons part, but it had all these facts about The Beatles, and "Anna," and "Twist and Shout," and "There's a Place" which is just about my favorite Beatles song.

From FUV:

Your First Music
What Was the First Record You Bought?
Tell your story

For many of us buying our first record was a rite of passage. It began a lifelong love affair with music. The first record Rosanne Cash bought was Janis Joplin’s Pearl LP, for Joey Ramone it was a 45 rpm of “Runaway” by Del Shannon.

 Post subject: Re: First Music
PostPosted: 26 Jan 2011, 20:55 
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Joined: 08 May 2003, 18:34
Posts: 521
Location: New York
So funny...You posted and then could not remember your first album..

I admire people who have a good memory..I am not one of them..

I could not, for the life of me even guess...

I do remember listening to Cat Steven's "Tea for the Tillerman" a lot...I used to really like Cat Stevens. That might have been one of the first (if not the first).

How do people remember this stuff? LOL

 Post subject: Re: First Music
PostPosted: 27 Jan 2011, 16:07 

Joined: 28 Oct 2010, 11:32
Posts: 35
Batman and Robin Record. I remember two songs - Batman and Robin -The Phantom

 Post subject: Re: First Music
PostPosted: 28 Jan 2011, 09:03 

Joined: 08 Jan 2003, 16:27
Posts: 401
Location: Northern New Jersey
My wife Laura doesn't post but I asked her and after 32 yrs of marriage I found out something new:

Her first record purchased was a 45 from a British Invasion band from the mid 60's "Do the Freddy", by Freddy and the Dreamers. Their Number 1 single in the USA was "I'm Telling You Now" in 1965 :lol:

Well, no, this band like Gerry and the Pacemakers, Herman's Hermits, Chad and Jeremy, Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders, and Dave Clark Five didn't quite stand the test of time as did the Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, the Moody Blues and the Kinks. Hey she was only a kid!

A little later the first LP, was the first Monkees album, she thought Davey Jones was a heart-throb!

I don't think she'll mind me posting this :oops:

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