Vox Pop: What was the first record, casette or CD you bought and why was it your favourite?

What was the first song you bought?
What was the first song you bought?

Reporter Victoria Bull has been asking people in Hemel Hempstead town centre what the first song they bought was.

Bill Watts, Bennetts End:

When compact discs first came out the first one I bought was probably the Pink Floyd album The Division Bell (1994). It’s still a favourite of mine today.

Vivienne Silk, Berkhamsted:

I wouldn’t actually remember my first, but we’re quite into Ed Sheeran at the moment. I like modern music.

Gillian Melton, visiting family in hemel hempsteaD:

It was a record and it was the Motown track Band of Gold by Freda Payne (1970). That was my music taste at the time, but now it’s more R’n’B.

Brian Silk, Berkhamsted:

Heartbreak Hotel by the king, Elvis Presley (1956). 
He was the greatest singer there’s ever been, I still have all his tracks. He’ll never die with me.

Richard Brawn, Bennetts End:

That’s going back a bit. I think the first tape I bought was Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill album (1995). I still listen to it now – all the songs are on my iPod.