What was the first record you bought with your own money?
By the time I was 4, I already had several Peter Pan “kiddie” records. Remember those? They contained children’s songs, nursery rhymes, and similar stuff. Some of them were pressed on colored vinyl. If I remember correctly, the price was 29 cents for each 45.
Pretty soon, however, I wanted real records. The “Tops and Pops” which Holiday Village sold for 88 cents each. After saving my allowance money plus the dimes and nickels that my grandparents gave me, I finally had enough saved to make my first purchase: “Hey Jude” by the Beatles.
Happy National Vinyl Record Day, America. Play ’em if you got ’em!