Post by LFS
Catching up after a couple of days away, I missed the conversation in
the tea room because in the background I could hear Michael Holliday
singing "The Story of my Life" which was the first record I ever bought...
I think I might have had that, but not my first record. One day my
father decided to treat us with a record player and he said to the
record dept assistant at Rushworth & Draper in Birkenhead "What's
popular with the young people just now?" (or words to that effect) and
came home with the Dansette and a handful of 78s which included, I
think, Tommy Steele's Nairobi and Terry Dene's White Sport Coat, though
either or both of those may have been purchased soon after.
I was given a wind-up gramophone for my third birthday, same as this one:
We had lots of 78s, mostly opera but also Petula Clark and "Nymphs and
Shepherds". I wonder what happened to them all.
When I was twelve I saved up enough to buy myself a Dansette which I
kept in my bedroom to avoid the inevitable criticism from my parents of
my music choices . The first 45 I bought was "Living Doll" and the first
pop LP was "Please Please Me".
Laura (emulate St George for email)