Do You Remember Your First Music Purchase?

Lisa (my better half) and I, were doing some vinyl listening this weekend. She posed an interesting question. What is the first record in your collection that you had ever purchased?

Since my music aquisitions started in about 1965, needless to say, my first music purchase was a record. For some of the younger folks on this site, their first music purchase may have been a CD.

For me it was Gary Lewis and the Playboys, "Everybody Loves A Clown". It took me about 2 hours to figure out since I have, I would guess, about 2500 albums. I still have the album and it still plays pretty well considering it's probably been tracked by about 20 different stylii. I had A Webcor Stereo that my parents had purchased me for my 6th birthday. It had a 7" BSR turntable and an AM/FM "radio" built in, with 2 "detachable" speakers.

What is the first piece of recorded music you ever purchased and do you still own it?
My first music purchase was the 45 of "Summer in the City" by Lovin Spoonful. I have the track on LP but my original 45 record is long gone.
My first adult music album was chicago VIII. It had harry truman, ain't it blue, and I think old days. It also came with an iron-on which was a replica of the album cover.
Grand Funk Railroad "Mark, Don and Mel." Still have it after 30 some years. It is still the one album my brother and I talk about the most of. I remember it was purchased with paper route money back then. My kids get a bang out of it when I play it at a loud volume. Rock and Roll was quite different back then. It was much, much better back then than it is today.
Well up to this point I love most everybody's first purchase. Most all of those were favs. of mine.--While my older siblings bought records that we all listened to; "my" first record purchase was the 78 of Les Paul/Mary Ford; "The World Is Waiting For the Sunrise"---This was played on one of those wind-up jobs. I think there must have been 5/8 lbs. weight on the needle. After enough spins I think you could hear the B side without flipping the record.( Backwards,of course.)
I purchased 3 LP's in the fall of 1969 (I was 12).
Jimi Hendrix- Are You Experienced?
Jefferson Airplane- Surrealistic Pillow
Country Joe and the Fish- Greatest Hits
Still have them all but, the Hendrix and Airplane albums have been "replaced" by the DCC reissues. Still waiting for an 180g. Country Joe reissue......