Tuesday, October 9, 2007

45 rpm's, does anyone remember them?


I grew up in the 60's and early 70's in the days of vinyl. I listened to variety of music back in that day of the classic music. Everything from The Who, Simon & Garfunkel, Beatles, Creedance Clearwater Revival, Led Zeppelin, Moody Blues, Janis Joplin, Mamas and the Poppas, Bee Gees, Beach Boys, Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin, Carole King, Pink Floyd, Paul Revere and the Raiders, Monkees, the Fortunes, and so many more....

I got a record player when I was eleven. I was so happy, but I didn't have many records. My dad bought me a stack of 50 records (45's) for $1. Remember this was the 60's. My husband says it was probably records from juke boxes that were discarded or replaced. Anyway, there was a wide variety of music there and I played every one of them over and over. I got a few groups that I liked and knew, but many that I didn't know. There was "Blueberry Hill" and "Annabelle". I bet no one ever heard of that. "Won't you come back to me, I'm so lonesome you see, lonesome for you Annabelle..."

5 comments:

Nin said...

that photograph is priceless!

I remember that the first single I bought was a record, but then I got swept away by that whole new technology thing and started buying tapes :)

Junebug said...

Yes, I believe I have about 20 years on you, Nin. :)))

Ginger said...

LOL! I had some of my Mama's old 78's! I grew up in the 70's. My first 45 was "Jeremiah was a bullfrog!"

I had 8-track tapes, too! Abba and Fleetwood Mac were my faves!

Myanderings said...

The first 45 I ever bought was as a birthday present for my older brother - House of the Rising Sun. I just resurrected my old turntable over the weekend. Looking for speakers now!

Jeanette said...

I still have about 75 45's from when I was a kid along with the cool amber-colored plastic carrying case!