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Sad news about Glenn Campbell passing away.  Honey come back was the first ever single I bought, back in 1970 whilst on holiday in Bridlington.  Cost me 50p  I didn't even have a record player but my music teacher at school would play it for me every now and again.

 

So what was your first ever single?



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Can't remember my first singles (plural, because I almost certainly bought several at the same time) but my first albums were Prince's Purple Rain and Go West's Go West. And I think I may have bought Duran Duran's Seven and the Ragged Tiger at the same time, but I wouldn't bet on it.

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Hi John.

sad indeed. Saw it last night on BBC news and it whisked me straight back to the place and time in my youth when listening to the likes of Glen Campbell, Neil Diamond, Conway Twitty, etc. (I should emphasise here that such were records of my aunts and parents, not my own!).

First records that I bought (don't judge me, lol)...

Single : "Angie Baby" by Helen Reddy
LP : "Going for the One" by Yes.

The big thing about the LP was actually having my own money to purchase a record that I wanted rather than sitting by the radio with the inbuilt microphone of the tape deck pushed up against the speaker (just one of them!) trying to record the pop charts. Many is the time that my radio taped tunes had the voices of my parents shouting upstairs over the top of the likes of T-Rex, Sweet and Roxy Music.... "Will you turn that bloody noise down".

Good times.

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Hi John

Similar to Shaun grew up with my parents listening to Glen Campbell, Neil Diamond, Tony Christie etc 

Pretty sure that the first single I bought (and still got) was by the Tourists who included Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart and it was the cover "I only wanna be with you" just had to google when it was released and quite amazed it was back in 1979, music was always a big thing in our house with my brother being a Punk, my sister being a Teddy Girl/Rock'a'Billy and then I joined the eighties Mod revival

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Hi John,

My first single (and this really dates me) was Terry by Twinkle. I always have a chuckle when I hear Rhinestone Cowboy, when I was in the Army I worked in the post room for a time and when some collected mail they had to sign for it and, obviously, in the army there were loads of copies. One French guy came down and didn't press hard enough when signing, the sergeant told to put his weight on it so he wrote 150lbs! since then we always sang Nine stone cowboy. (I know it's not the correct weight but it fit).

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Hi Vince, an eighties man then?  Best era for me was 76-84 but then my interest waned gradually. I wasn't a record buyer as such, but did buy the first 3 cassettes of Blondie albums. I also bought some Nolans singles and albums but that's a different story...........

Hi Shaun, there's nothing wrong with Angie Baby, I love that one.   Yes is a bit too rock orientated for me though, although they were very popular.

Hi Doug, I prefer the Dusty Springfield version, although the Tourist's version ain't bad at all, and it was the their version that got me onto Dusty Springfield.

"We are the mods, we are the mods, we are, we are, we are the mods"  I wasn't heavily into the mod revival, but saw the film Quadrophenia at the pictures and loved it.  

Ah Muriel, Terry by Twinkle, I remember it well. I was a big fan of Leader of the Pack by Shangri Las, and this was in a familiar vein. Twinkle also has a very convoluted link to our very own Joanne, see if anyone can guess what it is.

Love the nine stone cowboy, that made me laugh.



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First single Summer Night City by Abba. It was a welcome diversion from Punk which was very popular at the time.

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Hi Duncan 

I was never into punk but did enjoy a bit of mod and ska.  Probably my favourite was Ghost Town by the Specials.

I liked most of Abba's music, probably my favourite being Thank you for the music.



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Lol John and David.

reminds me that in my early days I was a bit of a hairy biker type (whilst I still had hair!!!). Had the leathers and cut with obligatory Motorhead, Sabbath, Zep, Skynard, etc. badges and patches... Imagine how my friends would have reacted if they had known that I also secretly listened to the Jam!

As for ABBA..... A tie between "Knowing me Knowing you" and "SOS"... Again, not a word to the bikers that I used to hang around with wink



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Lol John and David.

reminds me that in my early days I was a bit of a hairy biker type (whilst I still had hair!!!). Had the leathers and cut with obligatory Motorhead, Sabbath, Zep, Skynard, etc. badges and patches... Imagine how my friends would have reacted if they had known that I also secretly listened to the Jam!

As for ABBA..... A tie between "Knowing me Knowing you" and "SOS"... Again, not a word to the bikers that I used to hang around with wink


 I bet that was down in the tube station at midnight Shaun, while no one else was around biggrinbiggrin

SOS and Knowing You would certainly be high on my list, as well as Chiquitita, which thinking about it, would be my favourite ABBA song, TYFTM displaced to second.



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Theres nothing wrong with listening to the Jam, I still do and a lot of Paul Wellers solo stuff

As for ABBA I hated them when I was young but as with a lot of things when you get older you do actually accept that they were quite good, as for best record for me it would have to be Mamma Mia

 



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Who is Duncan?

Connection with me. No idea, until I did a bit of digging. Assume it's men in black and drainpipes related.

Gawd you lot are embarrassing with your 'whimpy' music choices, although the 80s stuff may well redeem some of you. Know what you mean about getting older and appreciating the like of Abba.....from a technical point of view their music was......well technically difficult. That's all I'm prepared to admit to. The rest is just senility setting in and reminding us of times of our lives....driving down to Anglesey with Dad playing Abba 'gold' with us insisting the windows were firmly kept shut so we didn't lose our street cred!

Yep I grew up with Glen Campbell etc, my Mum used to sing with the radio on all the time. It prompted a discussion with her yesterday and she told me the first three records she bought for her sisters 18th, my brother laughingly reminded me I liked Child and Donny and the song 'seasons in the sun' (can't recall who sang it), BUt first one I bought was, I think, ELO album on blue vinyl. Next one I remember was Vienna by Ultravox, but would need to check the record collection to be sure.

Oh actually it might've been Grease. Need to check the dates they were released. I won £5 from school for something and used that to buy the Grease album the second it was released.

Shaun with a full head of hair I cannot imagine, never mind as a hairy rock loving biker. No, let's not choose pics of us at that age as our next avatars.




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John:

"Hi Vince, an eighties man then?"

Very much so, yes - the start of the 80s was more or less when I really started listening to and appreciating what was being played on the radio, rather than just hearing it as background noise. I didn't start buying records, though, until I'd left school and had a smidgeon of money coming in, which was in the mid-1980s.

I'm currently really enjoying the ToTP re-runs because they're in the right era now, though I'm behind with my viewing. (They're up to '83, and I'm only up to '81, with an awful lot recorded! I just spend a few hours watching several episodes on the trot every couple of months - a bit of time off from everything else.

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"Who is Duncan?"

I can't decide if John was being making a joke there, or simply cocked up, misreading David's last name as Bannatyne rather than Ballantyne.

"Vienna by Ultravox"

Top stuff!

I wrote some joke lyrics for that once - titled Salt 'n Vinegar.

Edit: After posting, realised I'd misremembered the title - just Vinegar.



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Who is Duncan?  Duncan is David, sorry.  It was the Ballantyne that confused me lol

Connection with me. No idea, until I did a bit of digging. Assume it's men in black and drainpipes related.  It is, Twinkle married the man in the Milk Tray adverts.

Yep I grew up with Glen Campbell etc, my Mum used to sing with the radio on all the time. It prompted a discussion with her yesterday and she told me the first three records she bought for her sisters 18th, my brother laughingly reminded me I liked Child and Donny and the song 'seasons in the sun' (can't recall who sang it),

Seasons in the sun is a cracking record by Terry Jacks, 1974, but it isn't the original.  It's quite ironic that you "berate" us for our wimpy choices but pick the most wimpy version of this biggrinbiggrin  Originally it was a french record translated into English, and Terry Jacks changed some of the lyrics to take the bitterness out of the original song. Must admit I prefer the Terry Jacks version but the Kingston Trio version is probably next best, and contains the original english version of the lyrics.

 BUt first one I bought was, I think, ELO album on blue vinyl. Next one I remember was Vienna by Ultravox, but would need to check the record collection to be sure. 

Oh actually it might've been Grease. Need to check the dates they were released. I won £5 from school for something and used that to buy the Grease album the second it was released.

Grease was 1978, Out of the Blue was October 1977.  When Grease first came out I went to see it 10 weeks in a row, I loved it.  ONJ is my favourite female singer, which was a double bonus.

Shaun with a full head of hair I cannot imagine, never mind as a hairy rock loving biker. No, let's not choose pics of us at that age as our next avatars.

I have a picture of me when I was 12, which is the nearest I can get to 1970 (and a bloody awful one of me when I was 14 which my wife insists on showing everyone. Now that did have a seventies full head of hair look!!)


 



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Oh actually it might've been Grease. Need to check the dates they were released. I won £5 from school for something and used that to buy the Grease album the second it was released.

Grease was 1978, Out of the Blue was October 1977.  When Grease first came out I went to see it 10 weeks in a row, I loved it.  ONJ is my favourite female singer, which was a double bonus.

Ooh, that takes me back... Pretty sure that was my first date at the pics (back in the old days when people could still aford to go to the pics!) and spent the whole movie thinking do I put my arm around her? dont I put my arm around her? Do I go for the wide yarn and my arm ends up around her? (Always a classic move, lol).... Strange that I remember the trauma of decision but forget completely whether I actually did or not.


 


 



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I saw the UK premier of Grease due to some (tenious) links to Robert Stigwood.

Seventies full head of hair indicates a perm!

Awaiting the joke lyrics for Vinegar Vince - could become an all time top 10. Ultravox are possibly touring again - mustve run out of cash! Im very much an 80s (music) girl, to the point where my son occasionally claims to be an 80s boy!

First date at the pics - not being able to see each other!! hmmmm.





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We're talking late 1990s for Vinegar - so finding it might be a little difficult now, though I did have a brief search earlier. I'm pretty sure I had it on one of my websites at some point, but I checked archive.org and I can't see it on the site I would have expected.

The original files for the site might be lurking around here somewhere, but if they are I don't know where.

If I do find it, that means I'll also find Marks and Spencer - daft lyrics for Depeche Mode's Master and Servant.

There's also an unfinished one called Bars somewhere - that's Gary Numan's Cars - but not being finished, it won't be with the other two.


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