Last evening, Barbara Nixon prompted me to think about my the first album I purchased with my own money. Although I can't recall which was first, I'm fairly certain that the record albums below, were the first that I could afford. For the record, I was in 9th grade, and my recollection is that the albums cost around $5.99-$6.99.
Journey: Infinity I just loved the stylized wings/planets/beetles on each of Journey's album covers.
Rush: All the World's a Stage I used to know Neil Peart's side 3 drum solo by heart.
Led Zeppelin: Led Zeppelin IV I must've worn out the grooves on "Stairway to Heaven"
Styx: Pieces of Eight Even today, songs from this album make me smile.
Queen: News of the World Our campus radio station played songs from this album every lunch period.
So, "What was your first personal music purchase?" Oddly, a more challenging question may be, "What is the most recent album you purchased?"