Wednesday, June 04, 2008
For The Very First Time
There is a music website that had an interesting question about the first record/music you bought http://popdose.com/ with the posting on May 28th
How about what was the first song you remember hearing on the radio as a regular listener?
As I mentioned before I started listening to the radio on a regular basis in 1966.
I don't remember the first song I heard on KFXM or K/MEN in 1966, but I do remember that in 1962 when I had the chicken pocks, all I was allowed to do was stay in bed and listen to a little red transistor radio.
The only song I actually remember hearing was Return To Sender-Elvis Presley. Why that song stuck with me, I don't know, and why it took 4 more years to get back to the radio I also don't know.
I also remember hearing That's All She Wrote-Rick Nelson (flip of For You), and that came out in 1963 (the two songs do have a similar theme). That one I don't know why I was listening to the radio, but I do remember hearing it.
But of course, I do remember the first music I bought.
I've mentioned this before, but here I go again with an expanded answer.
First single Batman-Marketts (39 cents jukebox 45) at Lyles Record City
First current single I'm A Believer-Monkees and Snoopy Vs The Red Baron-Royal Guardsmen at White Front 59 cents each
First album The Swallows Sing The Beatles and others cheapie rack 1.79 (Lyles Record City)
First new album More Of The Monkees (Lyles) (on sale for 2.98 and Lyles didn't have many sales)
First Cd Buddy Holly From The Original Master Tapes (probably 12.99) I bought this before I even had a CD player. So at least when I bought a CD player, I knew I would have something to play on it.
Comments and contributions welcome!