Abbey Road – The Beatles

Back in the dark ages I had been madly saving for my first record player via odd jobs, paper round and washing cars. Finally purchasing my then dream player for $165.00, there was a major problem. I was now totally broke with no record to christen it with. I will add, the complimentary album that came with the player was “The Sounds Of James Last”, so that didn’t count. I wanted Abbey Road!
An acquaintance from school (a spoiled only child and quite a jerk) who was reputed to own more than 60 albums asked if I was interested in buying some of his rejects. Absolutely! The first “reject” album he showed me was none other than Abbey Road in mint condition, asking price $0.50 cents. The rest is now history. He actually became my new “best friend” and personal record store.