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The First Record I Bought

As a tyke-rocker, I earned an allowance of 25¢ a week. Amazingly, I'd saved up two weeks worth. My sister and I were in the Rexall drug store, and I found this record. It was 98¢, but I only had 50¢. I coerced my sister to kick in the other half ("It's The Beatles!!!") I ended up with the record, although, technically, my sister still owns half.

The record was released on September 16, 1963, so all this happened sometime shortly thereafter.The record still holds an honored place in my collection. That's the original sleeve.


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