Christmas, 1969. I was 10.
My parents bought a record player with flip-down turntable and detachable side speakers. As I recall it was orange in color and the speaker boxes had lights over the top half of them that pulsed and changed with the sound. Too groovy.
Anywayz, they also bought 2 albums for us children to play. One was Jingle Jangle by The Archies. Cool. Fun. Danceable. The other was a Cheech & Chong comedy record. They had clearly not listened to Cheech & Chong before. LOL. The look on their faces when we played it was priceless.
The first 8-Track tapes that I remember purchasing with my own money to play in my own car were: "Endless Summer"-Beach Boys, "Paranoid"-Black Sabbath, "Story"-Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons.