Here's my best recollection
1. Alice Cooper Goes to Hell
Later I asked my mum what does "Only Women Bleed mean ?", although that was off another album. I was only 13 and definitely didn't want to the answer
2. Elton John Single Man (I think that's what it was called)
If only I'd known that he was already past his prime; should have bought Tumbleweed Connection
3. Deep Purple Live in Japan
This was magic at age 13, a two hour long adventure, I soon got Live in Europe, In Rock, Stormbringer, Machine Head, ect.
4. Wilson Picket
Can't remember the album but this was pretty incredible, Land of a Thousand Dances, what a voice !
Cant remember the name of the album but Jazz Fusion was big in the record store i went to (later Earl Klugh, Bob James, Grover Washington Jr): not one of my best moments , I thought I was being sophisticated
Given to me by my much cooler French friend who also listened to Glenn Miller of all things. Osibisa rocked; African funk !
7. Jim Croce
At this point I must confess I lived in the Philippines as a teenager where albums cost about $1 each: so there was room to buy things that looked like they might be good. This one wasn't
8. Sweet Give Us a Wink
Working this out, I actually bought this alot earlier, at about 10, making this the first one ! Wow, what a great sound !
Can't remember the name of the album but they were part of the galm scene inhabited by Gary Glitter, Sweet, Bat City Rollers. Oh God ! I just remembered I was part of a Gary Glitter Fan Club before i was 10 ! So now Gary Glitter was the first album.
10. The real first one: Louis Armstrong
My dad's favourite; I asked him if I could buy one with my pocket money at age about 9 and told him i wanted to collect them. It all comes flooding back.
Over to You Layla, The Weight, Rock and Roll Guru, Bill Leslie, etcetera..........