Saturday, 10 May 2014

My First Record: Turn To Stone (ELO)

#709: Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! Lots of folks fondly recall their memories of buying their first record. And my recollection of my first vinyl purchase is doubly so because it was "Turn To Stone" b/w "Mister Kingdom" by the Electric Light Orchestra (Jet/UA #UP36313) in that rather fetching deep blue sleeve complete with THE classic ELO logo.

Yours Truly KJS can still remember buying the famed 7" from Finlays, a confectionery shop on the Stafford Road in Oxley, Wolverhampton, who also happened to sell the Top 40 singles of the day. Credit will always be due to my elder brother Bob, who introduced me to both ELO and The Move. They were great days indeed and I'll never forget that first vinyl buy of mine, closely followed, if I remember correctly, by "A New World Record" at just 18p a week from my mum's catalogue!

What was first record that you bought? Was it by ELO, Roy Wood, The MoveThe Beatles or someone else?

Until next "Time" in the ELO (and related) Universe ... KJS ... 10-May-2014

1 comment:

  1. My first ELO record bought was the single "No me desanimes / Soñando con 4000" ("Dont bring me down / Dreaming of 4000"), a bit later the LP "ELO´s Greatest Hits" (medal sleeve, bought by my brother to get the "Dulce Mentirosa" ("Sweet Talkin´Woman") song, later came "Xanadu" single, "Hold On Tight" sIngle, listen to a "Time" compact cassette, bought Discovery LP, Secret Messages LP, complete the discovery, bought some Jeff productions and solo (Harrison´s "Cloud Nine", TW Vol.1, "Armchair Theatre" but when internet arose ("Back to the story" era), then started the real fever for collecting all kind of ELO ítems...