Let's take a break from gardening and just for fun take a trip down memory lane and think back to your first record. Here in Australia on SBS there is a show called Rockwiz and as the name suggests it's a quiz show a music albeit a bit grown up and off beat. The host Julia Zemiro asks players and guests alike
"What was the first album you bought with your own money and the first concert you ever went to?"
So let's play.....
I didn't buy Top Of The Tots with my own money but it was certainly the first album I ever "owned" and featured songs such as:
Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep, Yellow River, The Pushbike Song, Sugar Sugar and the one the one that always made me cry, Two Little Boys (you know the Rolf Harris one) Still makes me cry every time I hear it. I was about 4yrs old.
We had a few albums through childhood but this is the first one I bought with my own money.
Yep! Screamer! What can I say...
I was no way near the age of the young ladies on the front cover so had not been caught in the "pluck your eyebrows into pencil thin semi-circles" fad but I did own some powder blue and powder green eye shadow from a pantomime I was in the year before. I was 12 and I wore tops like that young lady in the extreme top left of the shot.
The Love Game by John Paul Young (had no clue what that was about), Bay City Rollers (so popular at the time), Rodger Whittaker's Last Farewell...really!? What was with that? Hardly Screamer material. High Voltage by ACDC, now you're talking. I think this record also included I'm Not Lisa and that used to make me cry too. What can I say, I'm a bit of a cryer.
So Julia, thanks for asking and my first ever concert I went to was Festival Hall in Brisbane to see Australian Crawl when I was about 14. I went with a friend from school and I have to admit that I don't remember much but I had an overwhelming feeling that I was too young to be there without a parent. When they sang "Boys Light Up" everyone in the crowd held their cigarette lighters above their heads and flicked them on in unison and in time, that was pretty speccy.
What was your first album that you bought with your own money and the first concert you ever went to?