15 Aug 2016

AH! THE MEMORIES ... THAT'S SOMETHING ELSE.

How funny is that, I've been wrong all these years and as our nephew informs Mr T 'She'll be right, she's always right'.


Convinced that my (naughty) little sister and I bought our first 'singles' at the same time ... hers being, the one hit wonder, Hey Mickey by Toni Basil, its only now that I realise it can't have been.

Unable to remember the single the 10/11 year old me did buy .... until now. What I do remember is ...

The B-side of a Sex Pistols' single, when they heard the A-side my parents marched me back to the shop where I purchased it and demanded that, unsuitable for such young ears, my money be refunded.

Turns out the year was 1979 (Hey Mickey wasn't released until 1982) and that the single, a single I haven't heard for 37 years, was ....


Care to share the first 'single' or for any youngsters amongst us, 'download' you purchased?

22 comments:

Brandi Kosiner said...

Hmm, Hanson I think, lol

Kelly said...

You might remember I was pondering this in a post of my own not long ago and it turned out the LP I thought was my first purchase couldn't have been (given it was a 'demo' copy from my dad's radio station). Making that discovery kind of blew my mind, so now I'm not sure what it was. Maybe "The Guess Who"?

Barbara Fisher said...

I have to go back a l-o-n-g way for this, but I do remember it was Sailor by Petula Clark! That makes the year 1961. I just went to YouTube to listen to it – ah the memories. My dear dad went to Woolworth’s with me on a Saturday morning, and we listened to the first few seconds of it in a ‘booth’ – those were the days. That would have been just before we went to the second-hand book shop, some habits never change! Thanks for the memories Tracy.

Tracy Terry said...

Snap! Barbara I also bought my records at 'Woolies'.

Watching an old 1980's edition of Top Of The Pops with a 17 year old recently, I came over all sad when I realised that just as whole generations would never know the joy of buying a single at Woolworths, neither would they know what it was like for the whole school to be talking about one programme come a Friday morning.

Gina R said...

Oh my, yeah... can't remember that one in afraid, but do remember a Christmas when I was wee little and Santa brought me like 10 cassettes. From the selection, I'd say Mom influenced him a bit...😉

frayedattheedge said...

I can't remember the first single I bought, but I was given a Beatles LP for Christmas when I was eleven. I think it was called "With The Beatles" ....... it may be in a box in the loft!

Mary (Bookfan) said...

Probably a Beatles single but I do remember the first album. It was Carol King's Tapestry.

Tracy Terry said...

I don't remember the first album I bought but the first album I was given I got with my first record player. Christmas presents from my grandparents, the album was David Essex: The Best Of ....

Literary Feline said...

I remember the first record album I ever received. I couldn't tell you the first one I ever purchased for myself, much less a single.

Yvonne@fiction-books said...

Hi Tracy,

I can't remember exactly which was my first single, but it would probably have been an Elvis Presley number.

LP wise, I can't remember which order I bought them in, but the first few were ... Elton John's 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road'; Roger Daltrey's 'Daltrey'; Cliff Richard's 'All My Love'; and very randomly a double LP of Strauss waltz's, which I can't track down anywhere!

My brother, who is four years younger, was very much into the Sex Pistols and a couple of generations of the family grew up singing 'Mickey'

Thanks for the trip down memory lane, I hope that all is well with you :)

Yvonne

Natasha Hill said...

Ah, I love it! You've gotta love the Sex Pistols, they're ace. A song I haven't heard for a long, long time actually popped up on my YouTube feed the other day and was an old pop song by Backstreet Boys, and it's Larger Than Life - took me back to my pre-teen disco dancing days! - Tasha

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

Hm... not sure. I liked all kinds of music. I was all over the map. Mostly rock but I also loved old jazz, swing, and even classical. I was a strange child. LOL

kimbacaffeinate said...

Hmm, seems to me it was Sean Cassidy..lol but now I will be singing Hey Mickey all evening!

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

I remember the Micky song. We loved it, and still do. Gets us up and moving when we hear it. lol. But I don't think I heard of the second one. lol. Thanks for sharing!

Suko said...
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Suko said...

Tracy, I don't remember my first single, but I do remember my first album. Actually, I received two albums, as gifts during a surprise birthday party friends gave me when I was in middle school. The albums were Mind Games by John Lennon, and Sittin' In by Loggins and Messina. When I was in high school and college,I enjoyed listening to punk, including the Sex Pistols. Fun post!

LL Cool Joe said...

I seem to remember answering this on Kelly's blog but I can't remember what I said, or maybe I did on my music blog, and I can't remember my first purchase, or I don't want to! Ha ha.

Was that vague enough for you? I don't like to give too much away do I? :D

Shooting Stars Mag said...

I don't know what music I personally bought for the first time. I grew up in the 90's so I really liked boy bands like Nsync. haha I know my sister had some country cassette tapes. We liked 90's country a lot.

Brian Joseph said...

It is so cool that your first single was from The Sex Pistols!

I was never a singles buyer as I was always really into albums. I hesitate to say that that I may never have purchased one ever!

Tracy Terry said...

Our international man of mystery, thanks for stopping by Joey.

I don't think I've ever thought of anything I've ever done as being cool Brian but yeah it was pretty cool .... not so much my being frog-marched back into the shop to return the record though, that wasn't cool in any one's book.

Neal Terry said...

Peter Gabriel - Games Without Frontiers, still a great track. First album was a year or two before that and was The Military Band Of The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards* ‎– Amazing Grace... and yes Is till love the sound of the pipes!

Charlie said...

Hehe! Had your parents thought to give you free rein or did you tell them it was an innocent song? I can't remember my first single but I do remember a friend buying Lolly's version of Hey Mickey and wondering about their music tastes.