This new BBC documentary, The Joy of the Single recounts the WEIGHT of the 45 RPM single. Uh...THIS IS MANDATORY WATCH FOR ALL RECORD NERDS, even if you have lived or are currently living this; it's so well done. Really, The Joy of the Single has it all—some history, hella romantic memories, and how it can only take ONE SONG to change a life.
I can't remember, exactly, the first 45 I bought—no doubt an Elvis 45 tho. It was prolly before I was old enough to remember buying stuff, like before I was five. Currently, I have about one BILLION 45s, no joke...obvs I love them best.