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22nd Apr 2004, 21:31
I expect that this has been asked before despite me not seeing such a thread and many apologies if it has....

What was the first single you bought?

Mine was "Hole in my shoe" by Neil (the hippy from "The Young Ones"for those who may not, but should know)


22nd Apr 2004, 21:34
This (http://www.pprune.org/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=107962) old thread is relevant, but, Rolf Harris's 'Two Little Boys' comes to mind...:{

22nd Apr 2004, 21:34
First single.
What a waste. Ian Dury and the Blockheads.

Still have it, but a little warped:ok:

El Grifo
22nd Apr 2004, 21:44
Pictures of Matchstick Men - Status Quo.

First disc to incorporate "Phasing"

:cool: :8 :cool:

22nd Apr 2004, 21:49
"Midnight in Moscow"

Kenny Ball and his jazzmen

22nd Apr 2004, 21:50
Everlasting Love by Love Affair

:O(Hangs head in shame!):O

22nd Apr 2004, 21:55

Which, you or the record? :p

I have to admit my first was "Daydream Believer" by the Monkees! (yes, I'm ashamed, but vinyl singles were only about 5 bob then).

Still got it, along with other "classics" such as "Donna" by 10 cc, "If you really love me" by Stevie Wonder and "Schools out" by Alice Cooper.

Recently got the old turntable deck working again, so I must dig 'em all out of the loft and give my teenager sons a laugh!

"Dad, how come CDs were always black, and much bigger, in the olden days?"

"Dad! Be careful with that, it's got a laser in it you know!"
"No son, it's got a little diamond needle in it"
"A WHAT?" :ooh:

Windle Poons
22nd Apr 2004, 22:27
"Spar wid me" by Ranking Toyan, but don't ask me why!


Ascend Charlie
22nd Apr 2004, 22:46
In the Mood, by Ernie Fields and his orchestra.

Yeah, I know.:{

Buster Hyman
22nd Apr 2004, 23:04
"Rock n roll alnight" - KISS (1st single)
"Goodbye yellow brick road" - Elton John (1st Album)
"Brothers in Arms" - Dire Straits (1st CD)

That should cover the next few lists I think!:ok:

22nd Apr 2004, 23:21
'Animal Army' by 'Babylon Zoo'... Such a tragedy, i was young, it was a impulse buy. 2nd 'Peaches' by 'The Presidents of The United States of America'

Finally began to improve when i bought 'Firestarter' by 'The Prodigy', i still like that 11 years or so later.

23rd Apr 2004, 01:43
La bamba - By some fat spanish guy, god only knows who he/they was/were.

In fact with hindsight, god only knows why I bought it !!

23rd Apr 2004, 01:55
6 yrs old at my local (independant) record shop - now a Fried Chicken takeaway place

"Ghost town" - The Specials, Quality track!!


Aileron Roll
23rd Apr 2004, 06:23
Think it was "Shakin Stevens" Green Door !

23rd Apr 2004, 06:42
Peggy Sue...Buddy Holly.....I think it was on the Coral lable.

23rd Apr 2004, 06:51
"Rock Around The Clock" - Bill Halley and his Comets.

Jeeeeezus - didn't realise I'd got that old!!

B.L.G Bob
23rd Apr 2004, 06:55
First two albums, didn't see the point in singles

Simple Minds: Live in the City of Light

Scorpions: World Wide Live

First CD: Rainbow- Long Live Rock and Roll

Latest additions: Electric six-Fire, SLY, Ministry-Animositisomina :E

astir 8
23rd Apr 2004, 07:13
Back in the 60's there was an annual 50 mile walk from Margate to Maidstone organised by the "Kent Messenger". It was also heavily covered by the pirate radio stations - Caroline and London, who played requests and "appropriate" music all night.

I was subsequently prompted to buy my first single - the choice was either "Boots" by Nancy Sinatra or "Homeward Bound" by Simon & Garfunkel.

S&G won

23rd Apr 2004, 07:19
Join the Club Wholigan!:ooh:

23rd Apr 2004, 08:24
"Metal Guru" by T.Rex :O

23rd Apr 2004, 08:29
"Can the Can" by Suzi Quattro.

Even at that tender age a woman in leather seemed to hit the spot...


23rd Apr 2004, 10:05

You and me both! :D 'Metal Guru', T. Rex

23rd Apr 2004, 10:11
First single - oh dear

They're Coming to Take me Away Hahaaa by Napoleon XIV.

Perhaps they should have taken me away

First LP

Goodbye by Cream - think I redeemed myself with this one


23rd Apr 2004, 10:46
Hey Wx: at least we're not as old as Wholi :p

23rd Apr 2004, 16:24
Can´t remember the first single I bought myself, remember my elder sister bought me

CCR Down on the Corner

as a birthday present, and I think that was my first single ever, soon to be joined by Up Around the Bend.

Clearly remember I bought
T. Rex - Telegram Sam
Who - Join Together
as soon as they came into the shops.

23rd Apr 2004, 16:45
I can't remember that far back :{ but I do remember the first single our band released, now that was fun.


23rd Apr 2004, 17:48
You´re not Ozzy Osbourne, by any chance? ;)

23rd Apr 2004, 18:05
"Shang-a-lang" by The Bay City Rollers. I'm better now.