The first vinyl disc I ever bought was a 45 RPM single of Robert Mitchum singing "The Ballad of Thunder Road. The song was a promotional byproduct of the 1958 movie about bootleggers, starring Mitchum. I was probably eight or nine years old when I bought it, and I picked it up in a record shop on Flat Shoals Road in the East Atlanta neighborhood.
Here's Mitchum's version of the song.
Here's a bluegrass version of the song by Jim and Jesse.
Finally, here's a good version by the Thornbirds.