Donovan, What Was the First Album You Ever Bought?
“The first record album that I bought? Oh, my goodness. I grew up in Scotland until the age of 10 when I moved to England with the family. So I think my first record may have been a little hard 78 RPM record of Andy Stewart singing Robert Burns’ `My Love Is Like a Red Red Rose,’ which was a gift from my mother.
“I’m trying to think…
“But the first record that I actually bought for myself, it would be Buddy Holly. It was an EP. They weren’t released as albums in Britain. Singles were in America, I guess, but by the time that they were sold in England, you could buy them four songs to a record.
“I’d buy one EP one week, and one EP the next, and slowly I’d build up a collection.
“Buddy Holly fascinated me as an adolescent, but I didn’t know until later that his roots were in folk music.”