LOL, wow, I'm old! When I was born, 8-tracks were still pretty big! I didn't have my first cd until I was about 14 years old. Cd players had been out for years, but still super expensive.
My first cd was Alan Jackson's Christmas album. HAR HAR HAR. Well, to be fair, the year my parents bought me a cd player, they also were subscribing to Columbia House & I got, I think, 14 cd's for Christmas. The only ones I remember are the AJ Christmas one, Creedence Clearwater Revival's Greatest Hits & a some cd by Travis Tritt. As you can tell, I love country music. But, the first cd I bought for myself was, "It's My Life," by Mary J. Blige.
I started using Napster when I was about 17, but even then, I had an old computer with no CD-R drive.