The First Family Record
This Entertainment Collectible is a 1962 comedy album that pokes fun at the Kennedy family as the "First Family". The scenes featured are:
- SIDE 1: The Experiment; After Dinner Conversations; The Malayan
Ambassador; Relatively Speaking; Astronauts; Motorcade; The Party; and The Tour.
- SIDE 2: But Vote; Economy Lunch; The Decision; White House Visitor;
Press Conference; The Dress; Saturday Night, Sunday Morning; Auld Lang
Syne; and Bedtime Story SS.
Several record companies turned down the offer to distribute the record because they thought the President would find it inappropriate.
Alternatively, Cadence Records felt it had potential and took the offer. For the first 6.5 weeks of its release, more than 1 million copies were sold every week.
In fact, it was #1 on the Billboard 200 for 12 weeks, won an Album of the Year Grammy Award, and comedian Vaughn Meader won an award for his impersonation of John F. Kennedy.
Jacqueline Kennedy didn't appreciate the album's humor but JFK found it so amusing that he purchased 100 copies and gave them away as Christmas gifts.
After Kennedy's assassination, out of respect for the First Family, Cadence pulled the album from shelves and destroyed all remaining unsold copies.
Although the sleeve cover has some slight wear on the edges, The First Family Record's actual vinyl disc is in mint condition.
The First Family Record makes a terrific gift for collectors and JFK fans.
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