The very first 33 1/3 RPM I got as a gift was Yves Montand’s (mid-1900’s french singer and actor) Relaxe, along with my first ”portable” pickup: it must have been around 1965, and I was 8 or so.
The first LP I bought with my parents’ money (and assent) was Simon & Garfunkel Sounds of Silence: by mid-1969. I remember going (with my mum – I was 11) in a photo development store.
Now, the 1st LP I bought with my own pocket money – I must have been 14 – was actually two. Jethro Tull/Aqualung, along with King Crimson/In the Court of the Crimson King in a photo store, again, that carried a record section.
A few months later, I finally bought my first Beatles LP’s : the two double red and blue albums, and I was hooked, from then on. Oddly enough, it must be said that – a few years before – my younger sister already had the american Rubber Soul and Magical Mystery Tour.
Years later, needless to say, the very first CD’s (two, again) I bought were Sergeant Peppers… and Abbey Road.