The 45 7″ single is 69 years old (Feb 1949). What was your first record?

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Arthur Fiedler demonstrates the new RCA 45 rpm record player and a 45 rpm record. Fiedler was then the conductor of the Boston Pops orchestra and the host of the RCA Victor Show on NBC Radio, as well as an RCA Victor recording artist.

Alan Esdaile….What was the first single you got?  Mine was The Beatles Hello Goodbye.

Redstar Richter….t-rex – metal guru

Sarah Harvey….She Loves You – The Beatles…. and still got it in its original sleeve

Mick O’Dowd….Cathy’s Clown by the Evely Bros. Trouble was I only got a 78 player. DOH! First single I brought when I did have a proper machine was Wild Wind by John Leyton.

Pete Fairless…..Well, I played a lot of my older brothers and sister’s records, singles and albums, but the first single I bought with my own money was ‘Can The Can’ by Suzi Quatro in June 1973

Chris Meachen…First single I bought was ‘She loves you’ by the Beatles..

John Mcewen….Space oddity.

Yvonne Cleland…..Ape man. The Kinks.

Geoff Peckham…..I’m another “She Loves You”! I played the B side, ” I’ll Get You” to death as well.

Graham Burfield….silence is golden The Tremeloes

John Wilde….The Locomotion….Little Eva

Perri Ann Haste….Son of my Father by chicory Tip… Played it on the portable shared family Dansette record player….Rock ‘N’ Roll!!!

Peter Shaw….She Loves You…Beatles…6s8d…had to get mum to go out and buy a Dansette Bermuda!
If you know what that is, we’re the same age!!

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What is your most treasured vinyl?

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Philip John… Okay Alan, it’s hard to choose just one so I’v pared it down to the top 5. No.1 would be LOVE / FOREVER CHANGES. No.2 MOTT THE HOOPLE / MAD SHADOWS. No.3 THE ROLLING STONES / LET IT BLEED. No4. FLEETWOOD MAC / RUMOURS. No5. SPIRIT / 12 DREAMS OF DR.SARDONICUS.

Phil Gill… Signed copy of Todd Rundgren’s “Back to the Bars”. He signed it for me the first time I met him.

Lucy Pappas… Pink Floyd Relics and the hugely scratched Yes Album

Jim Breeds… All of it!

Chris Meachen… Original Blue Horizon label ‘Albatross’ autographed by Peter Green…

John Wilde… Marvin Gaye

Patrick Lewis… Pet Sounds (Beach Boys), American Beauty (Grateful Dead) and the eponymous Crosby, Stills and Nash.

Keith Forbes…  little feat, waiting for columbus.

Amanda Brooks… Witchcraft Coven – Blood on Snow

Martyn Baker… Kokomo

Andy Qunta… Too many to mention all of them! Top of the list ‘Axis: Bold As Love’

Eric Cawthraw… In an age where media access is all so easy with download this and Spotify than, you no longer have to hunt down those little gems of musical magic. It took me about 10 years to track down a copy of the Canned Heat album ‘Livin the Blues’ – mono, on the blue Liberty label. I still love it. I finally tracked it down in good old Flyright Records in Bexhill. Happy days!

Dave Nattress… A good few vinyl specials – T2 “It’ll All Work Out in Boomland”, Mike Bloomfield/Al Kooper, “Live Adventures”, England “Garden Shed”, “An Electric Storm” by The White Noise, these will do for now. Delighted to say I’ve also managed to pick them up on CD.