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Tastes in music

CircusMaximus  Male  North Yorkshire
11-Jan-2021 07:39 Message #4802968
What was your first enthusiasm for music, your first record purchased. Did one band dom8nate your teens?
Have your tastes changed?
LadyVera  Female  Cumbria
11-Jan-2021 08:44 Message #4802974
My first music memory was Nirvana.
wonderoushen  Female  Gwynedd
11-Jan-2021 11:02 Message #4802999
The first record I ever bought was Lily the Pink, I was only a small child and we'd just got our first gramophone/record player thingy.

Later I was into Bowie and reggae, reggae has remained but I have quite a varied taste in music now, anything from reggae to medieval choral music, I rarely get a chance to listen to anything now.
JustLyn  Female  Cheshire
11-Jan-2021 12:45 Message #4803018
I owned two records up to being in my late teens.

One was a lovely red little one, forgot what we called them. Anyway, it was The Tale of Peter Rabbit.

Musically, someone bought me Wake Up Little Suzie" by The Everly Brother, which I loved, the song that is.

Later, it was The Carpenters or Glen Campbell.

Since my sisters were much older than me, I was only exposed to Harry Belafonte, Mat Munro, Barbera Streisand and some classical pieces.

These days I am much more varied, picking up on who my children liked such as Snow Patrol, crossover folk / pop music. I probably buy more now as MP3 than I ever did.
Orson  Male  Tayside
11-Jan-2021 14:05 Message #4803032
David Bowie. Seeing him on TOTP in 1972 changed one's life. "Fire" by The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown. Was the first single one purchased. The Velvet Underground has always been one's favourite group. Any music that one's peer group dislikes. Is what one likes.
NoSaint  Female  Devon
11-Jan-2021 17:59 Message #4803056
I liked David Bowie a lot and have watched several documentaries on his career. A very interesting guy as well as very talented.

My music scene was dominated by the Beatles and the Stones for many years.
Gilpin  Female  Middlesex
11-Jan-2021 21:11 Message #4803098
Snap NS.

Bowie, Rolling Stones, the Beatles, Elton John, lam Rock era.

Also like Chopin, Beethoven, Bizet, Handel, Bach. And love piano concertos.
Gilpin  Female  Middlesex
11-Jan-2021 21:20 Message #4803103
that should be glam rock (70s)
Aely  Female  Hampshire
11-Jan-2021 21:51 Message #4803111
First single purchased was Riders in the Sky backed by Zigzag by the Ramrods when I was 12. First Album bought was, as far as I remember, With the Beatles when I was 15. Favourite track - You really gotta hold on me. Still got both of them, of course.
MrQuiet  Male  Northamptonshire
11-Jan-2021 23:01 Message #4803126
Led Zeppelin.
HotOrWot  Male  Lancashire
12-Jan-2021 07:55 Message #4803142
The nation was a bit split over who was best, Elvis or Cliff but for me it was the Stones.
JustLyn  Female  Cheshire
12-Jan-2021 16:35 Message #4803184
Just bought Barry Gibbs new album, Greenfields.
HotOrWot  Male  Lancashire
12-Jan-2021 17:02 Message #4803185
I thought they were all deceased. I will resist the temptation of mentioning "Stayin' alive, stayin' alive and instead google Greenfields.
JustLyn  Female  Cheshire
12-Jan-2021 21:43 Message #4803199
Actually HotOrWot, in a recent interview, Barry hated the irony of that song title, but his new album is an adaptation along with other singers who chose which songs they wanted to be involved with.

It must have terrible to have lost all three younger brothers, but he has a sister who still lives in Australia.
It's quite nice that some of the children of the brothers have contacted each other.

HotOrWot  Male  Lancashire
12-Jan-2021 21:58 Message #4803203
Although not muy taste in music you can't take anything away from his many talents. Greenfields sounds like some easy listening.
JustLyn  Female  Cheshire
12-Jan-2021 23:14 Message #4803207
It's not my taste either, but now and again I like something different. In fact, I'm sure I have a taste, just a jumbled mess.
Most of the time I listen to Mindful Mix downloaded off Radio 4, but I enjoyed Gary Barlow interviewing Gibb and it sounded interesting.

Last month I bought "All Things Must Pass" George Harrison.
..and prior to that "Native American Flute" by...wait for it... Native American Flute.

but in the car it's been "Shake That Rattle" by David Gilmour but my favourite is his "On An Island" album.

then of course...Fleetwood Mac...anything.

but I love this...
terry  Male  West Yorkshire
14-Jan-2021 23:36 Message #4803531
Did one band dominate my teens? I'd say two - Buffalo Springfield, and Simon & Garfunkel (though you might not classify them as a band)

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