It is interesting to read all the different responses to this album question, you can see somewhat the age of a person. Plus, you all are way beyond me, such wonderful interests and experiences!
As I have said in another post, my parents did not let me listen to any popular music, and being as it was their stereo (a really bad one at that, never had a needle that worked), I was a bit behind in the popular music thing.
I did buy a 45 for music class, really, we had to do an analysis of the lyrics- "No Time Left for You" by ??? you see? I am still clueless.
My dad brought home from a conference a free "Tapestry" album by Carole King (I still LOVE her) and "Bridge Over Troubled Water" by S&G so I guess they were my first, a CCR album was there too
I grew up listening to Tom Leher (sp?) and barbershop, man, kinda sad [|)]
I have made sure my kids explore all music ,and I must say, I highly enjoy what they listen to.