Musical Firsts and my last

Luckily I still have the vast majority of the 7″/12″ singles, EPs, LPs, CDs that I bought since 1971, however many were sold or in the case of cassette tapes thrown away in the intervening period.
These things you keep you’d better throw them away” – The Waterboys – ‘This is the Sea’

It got me to thinking of Firsts – first single, live concert etc. so here they are with the date I bought them as opposed to when they were released:

  • 1st 7″ single
    T. Rex – Jeepster (Nov 1971)
  • 1st EP (extended play 7″ single)
    The Undertones – Teenage Kicks (Oct 1987)
  • 1st 12” Single (on pink vinyl – yuk)
    Rolling Stones – Miss You (1978)

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  • 1st LP
    Rick Wakeman – Journey to the Centre of the Earth (Summer 1974)
  • 1st 180g LP
    Led Zeppelin – Houses of the Holy
  • 1st Double LP
    Genesis – The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (1976)
  • 1st Triple LP
    Emerson, Lake and Palmer – Welcome Back My Friends to the Show That Never Ends… Ladies and Gentlemen (Nov 1979)
  • 1st LP Boxset
    Free – The Vinyl Collection (180g)Steely Dan - Citizen
  • 1st CD
    R.E.M. Green (Nov 1988)
  • 1st CD Boxset
    Steely Dan – Citizen: 1972 – 1980
  • 1st live concert
    Curved Air – Wednesday 21st Jan 1976, Derby, Kings Hall
  • 1st Festival
    Knebworth 24 June 1978
    Genesis, Jefferson Starship, Tom Petty, Devo, Roy Harper, Brand X, Atlanta Rhythm Section
  • 1st Band worked for (humped kit!!)
    The Enid – Teesside Polytechnic (1 Nov 1980)
  • 1st Video Recorded
    The Human League – Louise (Nov 1984 – on Sony Betamax!)

I also have a number of signed posters/CDs/LPs and photographs with various people/bands I’ve met, but that’s for another blog!  Don’t you wish mobiles had been around in the 1970’s – so many classics could have been recorded as opposed to just being in memory.

And at the End

Any finally thinking about when I shuffle of this mortal coil I’d like the following songs played at my funeral – are you paying attention wife?

  1. My Death – David Bowie or Camille O’Sullivan or Scott Walker or Marc Almond
  2. Lorelei – The Cocteau Twins
  3. The Perfect Kiss – New Order
21 Feb 2016
& 15 April 2017

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