The First Family Record Comedy

$45.00

The First Family Record Comedy is a near-mint collectible 1962 album that pokes fun at the Kennedys. It was #1 on the Billboard 200 for 12 weeks.

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The First Family Record Comedy

This Entertainment Collectible is a 1962 comedy album that pokes fun at John F. Kennedy’s family as the “First Family”. The playlist includes:

  • 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

Initially, several record companies turned down the offer to distribute the record because they thought the JFK would find it inappropriate but Cadence Records felt it had potential and took the offer.

Over 1 million copies sold every week for the first 6.5 weeks, it was #1 on the Billboard 200 for 12 weeks, it won an Album of the Year Grammy Award, and comedian Vaughn Meader won an award for his JFK impersonation.

Jacqueline Kennedy didn’t appreciate the humor of The First Family Record 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 itself is in mint condition. It would make a fabulous gift for collectors and JFK fans.

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Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 12.5 × 12.5 in

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