Tom Rush, What Was the First Album You Ever Bought?

Tom Rush

Photo: Bruce W. Bedford

“Hmmmmm, the first record album that I bought?

Well, I remember being given Pete Seeger’s ‘Cotton Needs a Pickin’ So Bad’ on 78 when I was a kid. And the year that Tennessee Ernie Ford had a hit with ‘Sixteen Tons,’ I think about eight different people gave me a copy of that 45 for Christmas.

But the first album that I ever bought might have been Presley’s first album. That might have been it. I also bought a lot of Josh White albums very early on, but, no, Presley would have pre-dated that.”

Veteran folksinger Tom Rush teams up with Roger McGuinn for a double-bill at the Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, Mass. on Saturday night.

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