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I've always been into music and started recording the charts on a cassette recorder using a C15 tape (15 minutes long) back in 1978.

The first vinyl single that I ever bought with my own money (saved up pocket money, of course) was Dog Eat Dog by Adam and the Ants back in 1980 when I was 9.

What was the first single/album that you ever bought or download?

(You're all going to show your age now ๐Ÿ˜‰)

TheChimp
25 days ago
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Ann1984
Ann198425 days ago

I canโ€™remember the first cassette I bought but do remember recording top 40 every Sunday at 4 ๐Ÿ˜‚ sitting there for 3 hours pausing songs I didnโ€™t like. And i use to record over my brothers tapes but sticking paper over the top. i was a big MJ fan and bought the cassette when saved up my pocket money

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TheChimp
TheChimp
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25 days ago

Ann1984 I only bought one MJ song and that was 'Beat It' on 7" vinyl. I'm not quite sure what year that was ๐Ÿค”

The first song that I managed to get my parents to buy for me was 'Another Brick in the Wall' by Pink Floyd. I remember watching the video on Tiswas and nagged them until they bought it for me ๐Ÿ˜€

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Ann1984
Ann198425 days ago

TheChimp beat it was released in 1982 (thank you google ๐Ÿ˜‚)

OMG I love that pink floyd song.

kids today donโ€™t know what real music is

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Golfforall
Golfforall25 days ago

Ok you got me ! Hey Jude /Revolution - I remember clearly as my nappy slipped down when I pulled my wallet out to get the 10 bob note out to buy it .

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BORDERJOE
BORDERJOE25 days ago

'I Just Can't Help Believin' ' by Elvis ...spending my earnings from a Friday night working at Woolworth's

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Golfforall
Golfforall24 days ago

Now that one and "In the Ghetto " were my Karaoke songs back in the day . Scary ! I still remember most (if not all ) of the words ,and haven't sung either for decades !

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BORDERJOE
BORDERJOE24 days ago

Golfforall had forgotten .. 'In the Ghetto' ... memories eh!? .... am motivated to go back and listen again....

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TheChimp
TheChimp
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24 days ago

BORDERJOE Golfforall

The guy that wrote 'In The Ghetto' died the other day โ˜น๏ธ

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BORDERJOE
BORDERJOE24 days ago

TheChimp Hadn't registered that...thanks .... will have a Google ... learn something often on here!

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angelik
angelik25 days ago

I bought Boyzone, Baby Can I Hold You on cassette tape, second hand from a market stall. I was very into boybands when I was a child, kinda still am actually.....

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Golfforall
Golfforall25 days ago

And you admit buying it !

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angelik
angelik24 days ago

Golfforall I am not ashamed of my love for boybands! There were so many of them when I was a kid, and they were cool....well.....I thought they were๐Ÿ˜€

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Golfforall
Golfforall24 days ago

angelik Nor should you be , it was either them or Westlife that did a very acceptable version of Cat Stevens "Father and Son " .

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angelik
angelik24 days ago

Golfforall That was Boyzone, loved that song too!

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Golfforall
Golfforall24 days ago

angelik Just bought the 50th anniversary "recast " version of Tea for the Tillerman2 by Cat Stevens /Yusef

https://www.latestdeals.co.uk/deals/tea-tillerman-2-yusufcat-stevens-cd-brand-new-amazon

where Father and Son was originally from - just a mere 50 years ago. Doesn't time fly ! An album full of great songs that have stood the test of time , maybe even more relevant today . "where do the children play " is particularly poignant in this day an age .

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Glitterandgold
Glitterandgold25 days ago

Culture Club best of album on cassette. I must have only been around 10 ish. I was always fascinated by Boy George as a kid tho & loved their music. Iv recently enjoyed listening to Louis Theroux interview him for his lockdown podcast.

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seasider71
seasider7124 days ago

I rarely listen to podcasts but I like Louis Theroux and George is always good value. I think I'll search for this one.

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Glitterandgold
Glitterandgold24 days ago

Its grounded with Louis Theroux @seasider21 He interviews a different celeb on each episode. I have only listened to the George one, I'm most of the way through Miriam Morgoyles & want to listen to Bohan Carter one next. None of the others interest me but may you. Happy listening! ๐Ÿ™‚

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seasider71
seasider7124 days ago

Glitterandgold Thanks for that. Miriam Margolyes is mad as a box of frogs!

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seasider71
seasider7124 days ago

Didn't have a record player until I was 12 or 13. The first single i bought was 2 Minutes To Midnight by Iron Maiden. The first album Piece Of Mind also by Iron Maiden.

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lilyflower
lilyflower24 days ago

TheChimp 10cc - Rubber Bullets, I know I bought that, drove my Mum mad. I've got earlier Beatles but suspect they were bought for me - yes, I still have them all ๐Ÿ™‚

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TheChimp
TheChimp
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24 days ago

lilyflower I don't have all my old vinyl, my mother threw most of them away โ˜น๏ธ

I do have a small collection in the attic, but I don't know why. They haven't seen the light of day in the last 30 odd years.

I took all my cassettes to the tip about 10 years back as I downloaded the albums as mp3s and I wasn't going to play them anymore. Must have got rid of a few hundred ๐Ÿ˜

I still have boxes of CDs, but they're in the attic also. I reckon that I'll sell them to Music Magpie soon for 10p each. Will be a pull because most of them cost around ยฃ15 back in the day, but if I'm not going to play them, what's the point in keeping them? They've all been ripped anyway.

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lilyflower
lilyflower24 days ago

I have a 'record player'. My OH is very into music (he used to be a DJ) and still has some of his LP's. I don't have many cassettes and you wouldn't want to know what's on the CD's.

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Moonstone22
Moonstone2224 days ago

I can't remember the exact first album I bought but I remember the first few. Jessie J Who you are, Pixie Lott Turn it up and lady gaga fame

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neo1
neo124 days ago

The first album i ever bought was 'The Police - Reggatta De Blanc' on cassette and I still have it ๐Ÿ˜€

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G0501
G050124 days ago

I think it wad a Nirvana album but not sure which one was the first

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Leeann
Leeann22 days ago

Gabrielle dreams first thing I ever bought on cassettes first CD was backstreet boys

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