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  11th Jul 2011, 7:13 PM#1  QUOTE  REPORT  
Paul Vinyl

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I notice the earliest single listed is from 1951 when was the first 7" was it around 1949?

What's yours?

Mine is Bill Haley from July 1955.

Edited by Paul Vinyl on 11th Jul 2011, 7:19 PM

  11th Jul 2011, 7:26 PM#2  QUOTE  REPORT  

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Elvis Presley from 1959

  13th Jul 2011, 3:04 AM#3  QUOTE  REPORT  

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Haunted House by The Voices of Walter Schumann on HMV - 1954.
A seriously creepy record

  13th Jul 2011, 1:02 PM#4  QUOTE  REPORT  

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I've got Louis Armstrong's Basin Street Blues which has a 1954 date but I'm now doubting whether the 45 release actually was in 1954.

The oldest I can date for certain is this Chris Barber EP from 1956

  13th Jul 2011, 6:14 PM#5  QUOTE  REPORT  

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From 1956:

Edited by TheJudge on 13th Jul 2011, 10:22 PM

  13th Jul 2011, 7:56 PM#6  QUOTE  REPORT  
Dr Moebius Tripp

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Probably this handsome platter from April 1955:

  14th Jul 2011, 5:26 PM#7  QUOTE  REPORT  

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This is the earliest one i ever actually bought ( Not in 56 mind You )

Edited by moderator on 15th Jul 2011, 7:40 AM

  14th Jul 2011, 5:28 PM#8  QUOTE  REPORT  

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Thanks for that when i finally got a copy it filled the last gap in my UK Buddy Holly collection.

Edited by bigtom16 on 15th Jul 2011, 8:27 AM

  14th Jul 2011, 5:54 PM#9  QUOTE  REPORT  

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"Hey There" by Rosemary Clooney...my Mom liked the song a lot and had it as a 78rpm....(me being a little more hoppin' preferred the B-side "This Ole House")...when I found a decent original 45rpm copy of this ages ago, I kept it, I'm glad that I did, it brings back good memories!......John

Edited by BEATLEJOHN on 16th Jul 2011, 1:13 PM

  14th Jul 2011, 6:21 PM#10  QUOTE  REPORT  
Oakley Boys

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Probably this:-

  16th Jul 2011, 7:26 PM#11  QUOTE  REPORT  

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this appears to be my oldest so far...

  17th Jul 2011, 8:30 AM#12  QUOTE  REPORT  

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I bought this one in Oxfam this week for 33p.

From what I have been able to find out this was one of the first 45s issued back in 1949 by RCA Victor.

I have added some comments here and there is also some more, if interested, here.

Edited by sladesounds on 17th Jul 2011, 8:31 AM

  17th Jul 2011, 3:28 PM#13  QUOTE  REPORT  

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I think it's probably this:

but I've never actually dated it... if that's after '56, it'll be:

from October 1956

Both EPs were my Grandad's so presumably they were from when he first got something that would play 45s... the next most recent after these was from 1958 though so maybe both of those are represses.

  18th Aug 2011, 1:13 PM#14  QUOTE  REPORT  

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My oldest 45 is Tony Martin's version of "Stranger In Paradise" on HMV, released in April 1955. I preferred Tony Bennett's version, which is the first Number 1 record I can remember from my early childhood, but I only have a 78 rpm copy of that.

  29th Oct 2011, 9:42 AM#15  QUOTE  REPORT  

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One I posted here last week which I picked up from a car-boot sale about fifteen years ago. "Race with the devil" Gene Vincent

Edited by mackemc57 on 29th Oct 2011, 9:46 AM

  30th Oct 2011, 2:04 PM#16  QUOTE  REPORT  
Tony P

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I think this record was issued in 1949.


  31st Oct 2011, 3:43 PM#17  QUOTE  REPORT  

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Earliest Billboard reference I've found for K 10171 is April 1948 regarding jukebox plays I think.

Edited by clearbluesky on 31st Oct 2011, 4:21 PM

  31st Oct 2011, 4:35 PM#18  QUOTE  REPORT  

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MGM began production of 45 rpm discs in May 1950...previous comments about this catalogue number must refer to the 78 version

Edited by KeithS on 31st Oct 2011, 4:36 PM

  1st Nov 2011, 9:53 AM#19  QUOTE  REPORT  

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I haven't a image of the 45, but it is Sway by Dean Martin on Capital Records pressed while still licensed through Decca. Not sure of the date probably early 50's.

  3rd Nov 2011, 10:58 AM#20  QUOTE  REPORT  
Ade Macrow

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Not technically a single, but the acetate I've just added from a Mr. Burt Shepard, singing 'The Man That Came Over From Ireland' which, according to the hand-etched label information, dates from 12th March 1900.

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