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    Music - what was your first purchase?

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    What was the very first music that you bought with your own money? What is the most recent music that you have purchased?

    I've had this discussion going on my FB page and it is a nice way to get to know other people.

    My very first album that I bought with my own money (the only way I was allowed to get it) was Salisbury by Uriah Heep. I will leave it to my friends to say what that might indicate about my later taste in music, but I do own it still via iTunes. My most recent purchase on iTunes was Best of the Pretenders and Swamp Ophelia (Indigo Girls).

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    When I first bought music, it came in the form of 45's, so the tune was probably something that was playing in the Top 40's back in the day when Casey Kasem was actively doing the show. (maybe the Osmonds? ) I was in 6th grade. I can't remember the first album I actually bought, but back-in-the-day I had a whole stack of 45's, and a cool case to keep them in.

    Album selection has been ecletic - Pop, Rock, C&W, folk, international folk, and classical. None of which I have in my possession as I no longer have a turntable to play them on.

    Don't own an iTunes, have never downloaded music electronically.
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    Oh fun! But you're going to think I never buy any new music ...

    The first album I ever bought was James Taylor's Mud Slide Slim.

    The most recent thing I bought was actually filling in my collection with a digital version of an album I've had on vinyl since about 5-6 years after I bought the James Taylor - Martha Argerich performing Liszt's Piano Concerto No. 1 and Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 1 with the London SO under Claudio Abbado.

    Before that, the last thing I bought was Jesse Winchester's Third Down and 110 to Go, because the song that's in my sig line got into my head.

    Before that, some Christmas music ...

    looking back - eek - it's possible I haven't bought any new music since this summer when we saw Chuck Prophet solo and bought a couple of his albums, íLet Freedom Ring! and Soap and Water.


    ETA: well, that was a perfectly useless job of showing (1) how eclectic my musical tastes are, and (2) how much more I tend to prefer music written by women. I can't do it in fewer than 15 albums...
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    she loves you - the Beatles. hahhahahaha
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    The first 45 that I bought with my own money was Blondie's Heart of Glass. I still love that song. The last music I bought for myself is the latest by a Canadian band called Broken Social Scene.
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    First -- no idea, but certainly some 45...Donny Osmond, most likely!

    Most Recent - Adam Lambert 'For Your Entertainment' album in MP3 format from Amazon. Love me some Adam!
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    Though I can't remember which album I know it was a Frank Sinatra album (I love Ol' Blue Eyes). I just made two purchases the other day Kid Rock "Born Free" and at the other end of the spectrum Josh Groban "Illuminations."
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    I don't know what the first music I ever bought with my own money was, but I remember the first tape I ever got. I asked for Purple Rain by Prince & the Revolution when I was in third grade. I got it for my birthday and my Mom had gotten star or heart shaped sunglasses for all of us girls to wear.


    In retrospect, Darling Nikki was NOT an appropriate song for a kid that age, but my parents didn't know and I didn't like that song enough to listen to it.

    Latest song bought on Amazon - you can't always get what you want.

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    I remember the first 45 I had. It was "Splish Splash, Takin' A Bath," by (I think) Bobby Darin. I was 4 years old. One night we had a thunderstorm, the power went off, as I was falling asleep listening to this record. When I woke up, it was playing, stuck in the groove, over and over. But, I don't think I paid for this.
    Like Biciclista, my first real record I bought was a Beatles 45: "I Wanna Hold Your Hand/I Saw Her Standing There, in 5th grade." My first album was "Meet the Beatles," which my brother still has, along with my Carole King, James Taylor, Led Zeppellin, etc.
    I never buy music now and rarely know who sings what. I listen in the car, but that's it. DH loaded songs from his I Pod onto mine, but I don't use it anymore for exercise. I don't even know how to actually get a song from I Tunes, onto my I Pod, despite the fact that it has been explained to me, like a million times. Buying a record or CD was much easier and fun, just like going to the library is fun for me, because I can peruse everything and hold it in my hand.
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    yes i got "I want to hold your hand" at about the same time. I was older than you then. :-) heh, i guess I'm still older..
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    I think I remember that first album so much because it was quite the battle to get my parents to allow me to get it - they were SO concerned that they were raising a little hippie - and later events did not ease their concern I also remember an 8-track of the musical Hair, and of course there was the Beatles. If you were to see my iTunes library you would probably think that you were in a time warp...but I do like a wide variety.

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    My first was the Beatles -- probably "I Want to Hold Your Hand." I think "I Saw Her Standing There" was on the flip side.

    Most recent was Gary Bennett, formerly of BR549.

    Fun question.

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    Most recent purchase, on CD, was Michael Doucet & Beau Soleil, "Live from Louisiana." A little cajun zydeco to toe tap to.
    Beth

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    Could have been Simon and Garfunkel... or Joni Mitchell.

    Most recent purchase: I donated $20 for an album that hasn't been made yet by Zac Leger, a young musician in California who is a talented multi-instrumentalist, playing flute, Irish pipes, guitar, etc.
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    Hm, I think it was an Enya CD.

    Most recent...I want to say it was a Coldplay's Prospekt's March (most recent album, anyway), from iTunes.
    At least I don't leave slime trails.
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