Boogie With Canned Heat 1968 Liberty Label pressing. Featured their first huge hit On The Road Again W/ the late Alan "Blind Owl" Wilson on vocals and harmonica. If your a Canned Heat fan this is a must own album.
My first was Endless Summer by the Beach Boys, but the Blue and Red Albums were certainly in the first 10!
The Beatles were introduced to me by my aunt, who was still a teenager at the time. I wasn't able to listen to pop/rock music at home as my parents listened to classical, folk and world music so I wasn't exposed as much to rock/pop until I became a teenager in the late seventies. Or maybe a little sooner, when I was gifted a small radio by my parents for my room, it's been a while!
ETA: Just remembered that I bought Endless Summer in 4th grade, and I was buying the occasional single at Montgomery Wards and JCPenney at the Huntington Beach mall, so that was when I was probably starting to get exposed to top 40 music.
You guys are way cooler then me. Pretty sure this - https://www.discogs.com/Various-Nutt...elease/5681197 - is the very first album I "bought." Involved sending in some Mountain Dew caps and three dollars and change (I think). Came with a jacket but no sleeve. Loved it.
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra - Copland: Rodeo; The Red Pony; Prairie Journal; Letter from Home, 44.1/16 FLAC. Between my Dad's collection and my own I was sure there was a copy of the Fanfare for the Common Man around here but cannot find it if there is. So, some other fine compositions from an American great.
Happy Independence Day.
Chuck Berry - Gold, 44.1/16 FLAC. Only one actual Gold record on here and you'd be forgiven if you'd never heard of it (My Ding-a-Ling), which is surprising given that it's one killer, classic track after another. Disc one down onto disc two.
The Crickets/Buddy Holly - The "Chirping" Crickets/Buddy Holly, SACD (AP). The only two albums released during Buddy Holly's lifetime (keeping in mind that was a singles era). The first officially under the name of The Crickets and the second, three months later, under Buddy Holly's name, collected together as one Hybrid SACD by Analogue Productions. Collections of singles with some filler. The filler isn't so bad and the great songs are some of the finest of all time, and maybe the most influential in rock'n'roll. A lot of fun to listen to.