Friday, May 15, 2009

Some Of Our Old 45's - Part 2

As promised in part one, some picture sleeves this time. The first three are from my husband's collection. First up - The Beach Boys:
The Monkees. Now, I watched and loved The Monkees on TV, but I don't think he did - he liked the song because it was about a train!
Bob Dylan:
We actually each have a copy of this one from Creedence Clearwater Revival!
And these last two were mine - Elvis:
And The Carpenters:
If you happen to be anywhere near our age range, I hope you have enjoyed this little musical stroll down memory lane! What were some of your first records?

10 comments:

Viewliner Ltd. said...

The first time I ever saw Creedence, was on the Tomorrowland stage at Disneyland. Great 45's.

Annette said...

My first record was "Sugar Shack" and I was so proud of it, until I found out it was a "sounds like" record, not by the popular recording artist (don't remember who it was - I was only about 11 or 12). The next was probably Simon and Garfunkle. Speaking of the Tomorrowland Stage, I saw several popular groups there during the summers of 66 through 68. I had forgotten about that. Love T

yosemite faith said...

the very first 45 i bought was 'blue moon' - i loved it and my brothers had it but would not let me play it so i made my first purchase! the help me rhonda reminds me of my dear departed friend rhonda - anyone who goes to yosemite valley will experience her spirit - even if you aren't aware - shes tremendous!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Yes, I'm in your age range and these are all Very familiar with me. Being a Beatles fan, I had (and still have) Beatles 45's and picture sleeves. I also have The Letter by the Box Tops. Also, Hang on Sloopy by the McCoys. These are just a few that I remember, I had a whole stack as most teenagers did. Twyla

Dave said...

Great taste, Heidi! I'll bet the rarest one is the Dylan 45. "I Want You" is one of my all-time faves of his, and is probably the closest thing he's ever done to a "catchy, pop-type" song. The Elvis one is great, too, both sides! I like his version of "Any Day Now" even better than the excellent, later Ronnie Milsap version. Elvis' version has more of an anguished, desperate feel to it. Good stuff!

Holly said...

I used to kiss Davy Jones' picture good night every night when I was 6 years old! ☺

Holly said...

I think the first 45 I bought was Horse With No Name.

Debra said...

I love all this music, Heidi! I'm sure you know that. Do you remember when we used to think a certain someone in "Annette's" life looked like Paul Simon? It was at the height of Simon & Garfunkel's fame, and we were silly teenagers! Those were fun days. How could you not mention American Pie? We knew every word and sang it in PE.

KariVery said...

I had that Monkees one!! I think it was my older sister's, and she gave it to me. I always thought it looked like the boys were standing on the steps leading up to the Matterhorn ride at Disneyland!

Heidi Ann said...

Deb - the only reason "American Pie" wasn't included is because it's not an "old 45" that I have had since back in the day. I still LOVE LOVE LOVE that song - and, might I add- I DO own it on a 45 now- but I got that within the last 5 years or so! Better late than never, right? "A long, long, time ago -I can still remember how that music used to make me smile..."