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We Asked You: What Was Your First Music Purchase [SURVEY RESULTS]

We asked you recently on Facebook, what was the first music you ever bought whether that was a record, 8-track, cassette, CD or digital download. Check out the first songs some Lite 98.7 listeners ever owned.


Elton John’s ‘Friends’

First Purchase of Kenneth Lafountaine



‘Friends’ is a movie soundtrack recorded by Elton John before he gained superstar success in the US. The album came out in 1971. The video for the title track is below.



‘Bella Donna’ by Stevie Nicks

The first purchase of Karen Froelich and Deonna Rae Obergefell



‘Bella Donna’ is the 1981 solo album of Fleetwood Mac member Stevie Nicks. It contains the hit ‘Edge of Seventeen’ as well as classic duets with Tom Petty (‘Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around’) and Don Henley (‘Leather and Lace’)



Air Supply’s ‘Greatest Hits’

April Riegler Roser’s first music purchase (from the Last Unicorn in Rome)



Air Supply’s ‘Greatest Hits’ includes all of the best known songs from the Australian duo (hence the name). I selected my favorite from that album below, ‘Making Love out of Nothing At All.’



‘Hitchin’ a Ride’ by Vanity Fare

Diane Fiorentino Robertello’s first 45



Released in 1969, ‘Hitchin’ a Ride’ was a platinum single for the British group Vanity Fare. The song is about, not surprisingly, hitchhiking. The instrumentation is interesting due to the use of clarinets.



Roger McGuinn’s ‘Back from Rio’

Eric Meier’s first cassette



I purchased ‘Back from Rio’ by Roger McGuinn back in 1991. The release was the first in over a decade by the former member of the Byrds who is best known for playing a 12 string Rickenbacker and being a major influence on Tom Petty. The best known single from the album is below, ‘King of the Hill’ as performed on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson


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