John Tichy, What Was the First Album You Ever Bought?

John Tichy performing with Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen at the Hollywood Bowl in 1974.

John Tichy performing with Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen at the Hollywood Bowl in 1974.

“Well, I got interested in records in the pre-album era, so I used to buy 45s by the gazillions.

But I believe that the first album that I ever bought was by Little Richard on Specialty. It was called ‘Here’s Little Richard.’ I can picture it – the Specialty label, a yellow and black thing and Little Richard looking real wigged out. Yeah, that was it.”

Founding member of Commander Cody & the Lost Planet Airmen, guitarist-vocalist John Tichy teams up with Johnny Rabb, Graham Tichy, Jim Haggerty and Pete Vumbaco for “The Day the Music Died” – an all-star tribute to Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper – at The Linda in Albany on Saturday (February 20).

Photo by Leahtwosaints, used under a Creative Commons license.)

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