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Buying Your First Record (‘Life’s a Journey’ Weekly Nostalgia Link-Up, Week 45)

By Saveeverystep @saveeverystep

family storiesThis post is part of a weekly series of ‘link-up’ Posts which reflect on life’s journey, old memories and family stories (see below for more info).

Music has power, doesn’t it? The sound of something as familiar as your own skin can cut through the layers of years and transport you immediately back to the time and the place where you were when you wore the grooves out of the vinyl.

In my case that time (according to the label on this vintage 6 inch) was 1978; the place, my parents’ dining room; the song, ‘Never let her slip away’ by Andrew Gold. I know you’ve never heard of him. Hell, who has? But that’s not the point here.

He was my first. *sigh*. He popped my record shop cherry and cost me, like, pence. Jennifer Rush came and went, as did Boney M, The Commodores and Styx, but The Gold

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still holds a special place in my ageing heart.

Wanna hear what you were missing?

OK, so he had a face for radio, but what a song.

So, I want to hear from all of you. What was the very first record (or cd if you want to really rub my nose in it) you ever bought? When was it, where did you buy it and what do you feel when you listen to it today? Does it conjure up teen angst or the love of your life? Were you studying to it or being romanced by a spotty, groping youth?

Share your memories  by joining our weekly Link-up (new theme each week) with your own blog post, or simply by chatting in the comments section. Everyone is welcome for a dose of sweet nostalgia!


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More about the Life’s a Journey weekly memories series.

A selection of other posts from this series:-

FIrst day of school memories family stories

Week 2 - Old School Portrait

family stories best friends

Week 4 - Bestest Friends

family stories teenage crush

Week 5 - Teenage Crushes

family stories grease movie

Week 6 - First Movie Memories

family stories cinderella

Week 9 - Favourite Childhood Books

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Week 19 - Becoming a Parent

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Week 25 - Old Boyfriends

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Week 39 – My home town


Tagged: 1970s, andrew gold, family, fun, kids, Lego, life's a journey, Linky, making, memories, nostalgia, records, school, stories, vinyl

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