This is my oldest surviving record bought with my own money when I was seven. If you look closely I’ve even written a little M for Michael on the label as a mark of ownership. It’s not my first; that honour would belong to Manfred Mann’s Semi-Detached Suburban Mr James but I’ve no idea where that is now.
The Herd’s I Don’t Want Our Loving To Die reached No 5 in 1968 and featured a very young Peter Frampton on guitar and vocals. I’ve featured a nice clean digital copy of the song here but when I eventually get my new stylus I think I’ll replace it with a crackly vinyl rip that would be much more in keeping with this blog.
mp3: The Herd - I Don’t Want Our Loving To Die (1968)
The picture below is even older than the record.