Mike Smith, What Was the First Album You Ever Bought?

April 11th, 2016, 2:00 pm by Greg

MIKE SMITH
singer and keyboardist with the Dave Clark Five

“I think it was by Lightning Hopkins. Or maybe it was Grieg’s Piano Concerto.

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“But the first single … or maxi-single as they called them in those days … that I bought was Ella Fitzgerald singing `Every Time We Say Goodbye.'”

Saturday (April 16) is Record Store Day, and for music junkies like us, it’s a holiday kinda like Christmas. So Nippertown.com is celebrating the annual event all this week with special bonus installments of our regular “First Record” series, whereby we ask some of our favorite musicians about the first record albums that they remember purchasing. GO HERE to check out the entire “First Record” series…