As a rule, I try not to watch that much television but one of my favourite TV programs going around is RockWiz on SBS.
On the show, every participant on the program is asked one of two questions as part of their introduction.
1. What was the first record you ever bought (or was bought for you)?
2. What was the first concert you ever went to?
Today I’m going to answer the first question regarding my first record… It was Jeff Wayne’s “War Of The Worlds”
My Aunty Pat (Mum’s sister) got the double LP for me for my 9th birthday because every time I went over to her place I would take her copy of War Of The Worlds and put on some headphones and spend all night night listening to it over and over and over again while looking through the extensive album notes and pictures.
I still have the album even now, it’s still a treasured part of my music collection.
The album captured my imagination plus it turned me on to the concept of modern orchestral music even though I didn’t start studying music until I got into high school.
Here’s a video of my favourite songs from the album “Forever Autumn” performed by Justin Hayward (Moody Blues) and narrated by the great Richard Burton.
I’ve got to say… Richard Burton still has the best speaking voice EVER.
What was the first record you ever purchased (or was bought for you) and how did it affect you? Let me know, I’d love to hear about it.