Roger McGuinn, What Was the First Album You Ever Bought?

Roger McGuinn

“I guess the first album that I bought was Elvis Presley’s record that contained the song ‘Heartbreak Hotel.’ I loved that song so much that I asked my folks for a guitar and got one for my 14th birthday.

Before that, I had just bought 45 rpm singles. The 33 1/3 LP was wonderful, and it was great to have all those songs on one record for the first time.”

Founding member of the Byrds, Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and relentless folk song collector Roger McGuinn will step into the spotlight at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown at 8pm on Saturday. Tix for the performance are $38; students $35.

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