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What Music Did You Listen To As A Kid?

Wed Oct 04, 2006 1:37 pm

Inspired by the "10 best childhood movies" thread (in other words I stole the idea) I thought we could share some examples of music we listened to as kids. (Up to the age of 12-13, thereabouts.)

I can narrow it down to 3 actually, which I listened to over a long period of time.

* Michael Jackson. Very catchy songs, and some of them still sound good today. It was primarily "Bad" and "Dangerous" I listened to, but also got a tape of Thriller which I listened to a bit. What can I say, the guy may be a fruitcake, but he knew how to make music...

* A-ha. The band had more or less just broken up I believe when I started listening to them, but I still liked their music. Borrowed the CD of my mom one day, and she hardly saw it again after that. I still think it sounds good whenever I listen to some of their songs today.

* Enya. Soooo relaxing. I'm kinda happy to say I listened to such wonderful music at an early age... hehe. My dad had 3 of her albums, but I think I listened more to them than he did in the end. I still listen to Enya, although her latest work hasn't been able to live up to the previous albums. Whenever I hear something from "Watermark", "The Celts", or "Shepherd Moons" it takes me right back. *sigh*  

Who's next?

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RE: What Music Did You Listen To As A Kid?

Wed Oct 04, 2006 1:42 pm

I'll assume by "kid" you mean age 7-17.

Beatles
ELP
Yes
KISS
Rush
Boston

Fortunately, I got a clue, and ditched KISS. All the rest are still in my catalogue, although not so much Boston.
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RE: What Music Did You Listen To As A Kid?

Wed Oct 04, 2006 1:45 pm

Quoting CastleIsland (Reply 1):
I'll assume by "kid" you mean age 7-17.

Eh.. not sure I'd stretch it to 17... Personally I was thinking more of up til 12 or so...

By 17 my taste in music had moved a long way past Mr. Jackson...  Smile

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RE: What Music Did You Listen To As A Kid?

Wed Oct 04, 2006 1:52 pm

As a teenager I was into what is now called classic rock and folk music.
Stuff I listened to was:
Dylan
Joan Baez
Eric Andersen
John Sebastian
The Velvet Underground
Mamas & Papas
Phil Ochs
Zappa
Beatles
Stones
Who
Kinks
Procol Harum
10 Years After
Airplane
Dead etc. etc. etc.
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RE: What Music Did You Listen To As A Kid?

Wed Oct 04, 2006 1:56 pm

Thom@s, I guess I was typing my selection when you narrowed down
the parameters. Up until I was 12, I was listening to what ever my
sister who is 6 years older than me was playing. I guess it was a lot of
doo-wop, The Platters, Danny and the Juniors. That kind of stuff.
 
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RE: What Music Did You Listen To As A Kid?

Wed Oct 04, 2006 2:07 pm

Sure, I have three main ones:

Classical: I became familiar with classical music at a very early age, and it remains probably my favorite overall genre of music to date. As a baby, I had frequent colic and would cry [i]all the time[/b] as a result. For some strange reason, whenever my mother would put on "Pachabel's Canon", I would shut up. Even stranger, nothing else would have the same effect, not even other classical pieces. To this day I find that a bit wierd.

Enya: My mother had a lot of Enya tapes, and she would listen to them frequently. Sort of by default, I started liking it and listening to it as well. As a matter of fact, I'm listening to it right now! It's just fantastic music, and really ingeniously put together. Great stress-reliever!

The Beatles: This started in kind of an odd way. Back in the mid-90's, Phillips was running a series of commercials with the slogan "Getting better all the time". The background music was a cover of "Getting Better" by the Beatles. I really liked it, and upon hearing this my dad told me the name of the group that did it. This was back in the day when you couldn't buy songs a la carte on the internet (or steal them) so I bought the entire Sgt. Peppers album on cassette. I heard some other songs on the tape, and my interest just grew from there.

And thanks to A.net, I now think of ANCFlyer whenever I see the album cover.

EDIT: BTW, these three were up until about the age of 12. Not soon after, my taste in music widened exponentially.

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RE: What Music Did You Listen To As A Kid?

Wed Oct 04, 2006 2:14 pm

Quoting AC773 (Reply 5):
Great stress-reliever!

Amen.  Smile

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Wed Oct 04, 2006 2:27 pm

Quoting Traindriver (Reply 3):
As a teenager I was into what is now called classic rock and folk music.
Stuff I listened to was:
Dylan
Joan Baez
Eric Andersen
John Sebastian
The Velvet Underground
Mamas & Papas
Phil Ochs
Zappa
Beatles
Stones
Who
Kinks
Procol Harum
10 Years After
Airplane
Dead etc. etc. etc.
Moody Blues

All of that still rings true. You must be God er sumpin'.
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RE: What Music Did You Listen To As A Kid?

Wed Oct 04, 2006 2:36 pm

Quoting Traindriver (Reply 3):
As a teenager I was into what is now called classic rock and folk music.

I listened to a lot of my mom's music, stuff from the 60s, most of it similar to what Traindriver listed. When I became aware of 'pop music', I picked up on things like Pat Benetar, ELO, REO Speedwagon, Styx, BTO, Neil Diamond (don't laugh!), Barbara Streistand (I am gay afterall), and more that at my advanced age I probably can't remember anymore. Its still the bulk of what I listen to, though lately I've been trying to experiment with more of the current dance and pop.
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Wed Oct 04, 2006 2:53 pm

All I remember is the summer of '73. Our family roadtripped to northern Saskatewan to visit family. With my dad's Aunt Ellen. Just like that Vacation movie...except Aunt Ellen didn't die. But she shit herself twice. Thank God for vinyl seats. Anyway. Same Top 40 over and over again. Mile after mile after mile. They come back to haunt me. How many can I remember off the top of my head?

Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
Playground In My Mind
Danny's Song
Love Train
Raindrows Keep Falling on My Head
Rocky Mountain High
Good Morning, Heartache
Behind Closed Doors
Half-Breed
The Night the Lights Went Out In Georgia
You're So Vain
Dueling Banjos
Paper Roses
Bad, Bad Leroy Brown
Hurts So Good
The Morning After
Midnight Train to Georgia
Love Song

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RE: What Music Did You Listen To As A Kid?

Wed Oct 04, 2006 3:29 pm

Same as I listen to today, although I'm not all that far removed from being a kid/teenager.

Garth Brooks
Tim McGraw
Willie Nelson
Johnny Cash
John Denver
Dolly Parton
Jimmy Buffet
etc...
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Wed Oct 04, 2006 4:49 pm

DISCO - You name the group, I listend/danced to it.

T.S.O.P. *The Sound Of Philly* / Three Degrees - O´Jays - Tavares etc.

Dusty Springfield - The White Lady of Soul

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Wed Oct 04, 2006 6:56 pm

Quoting Solnabo (Reply 11):
DISCO - You name the group, I listend/danced to it.

T.S.O.P. *The Sound Of Philly* / Three Degrees - O´Jays - Tavares etc.

Same age bracket I see  Smile I still listen to it when I'm down and need to brighten up:

E,W&F, Odyssey, Deniece Williams, The Whispers, Dan Hartman, Gladys Knight & the Pips to name a few.

And we love to go to birthday parties of friends who turn something between 40-50, we can still dance all night long to this beat.
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RE: What Music Did You Listen To As A Kid?

Wed Oct 04, 2006 9:51 pm

Any Hindi/English Slow Musical song.
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Wed Oct 04, 2006 10:00 pm

I remember going to see Beethoven and his 9th Symphony when I was a wee nipper.

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Wed Oct 04, 2006 10:06 pm

Until I was about 10 about the only thing I listened to was classical music, from the chart toppers like Vivaldi, Mozart, Beethoven etc... One of my favourites was, and still is 'Carnival of the Animals'. I also liked opera music a lot, as my grandparents would play it often when I was at their house. My CD rack was full of titles from classic FM and other composers and I'll still listen to it when I really want to chill somewhere quietly.

After a bit of a slip up between the age of 10 and 13 when I even found myself listening to the spice girls once  Embarrassment I moved more towards rock, and then onwards to symphonic rock which I've not got bored of yet, and whats more I don't think I ever will! Its the perfect blend of classical, opera and hard rock all in the same song. Don't knock it till you've tried it Wink

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Wed Oct 04, 2006 10:11 pm

Dan, classical and the Spice Girls? Good lord.

The nearest I've even come to classical is what I downloaded a few days ago:

String Quartet - Dance, Dance tribute to Fall Out Boy and Under The Bridge tribue to the RHCP.

They first one is the better though, just great!
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RE: What Music Did You Listen To As A Kid?

Wed Oct 04, 2006 10:12 pm

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 15):
After a bit of a slip up between the age of 10 and 13 when I even found myself listening to the spice girls once

Ouch, that's rough.

Fun (and embarrassing) fact: I have a Spice Girls album (I think it is the first) which some clueless aunt gave me for my birthday once. Safe to say I haven't really seen it since that day...
I also have a Pet Shop boys album someone got me years ago.

Just think of the crap I could be listening to today if I had not rejected these two albums..  crazy 

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Wed Oct 04, 2006 10:16 pm

Quoting Thom@s (Reply 17):
Just think of the crap I could be listening to today if I had not rejected these two albums..

Exactly! I was given the Album for Christmas one year (only I had actually asked for it) I was kind of at the age where I wanted to fit in with everyone else at school. You can tell that after a few years I just gave up and went back to listening to what I liked best.

Quoting Myt332 (Reply 16):
Dan, classical and the Spice Girls? Good lord.

Diversity at its finest Wink

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Wed Oct 04, 2006 10:18 pm

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 18):
Diversity at its finest

If you're talking about the range of girls in the band then yes! From ginger minger to scary black woman. Their music was drivel though and it all sounded the same!
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Wed Oct 04, 2006 10:34 pm

You need to have music in inverted commers  Wink

It was indeed awful... and why did they all try to do solos as well  hissyfit 
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Wed Oct 04, 2006 10:46 pm

I think the city of Oslo should take far more pride in the fact that "That's where the Spice Girls announced they were breaking up."

And I thought nothing good could come from them visiting the country...

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RE: What Music Did You Listen To As A Kid?

Wed Oct 04, 2006 10:59 pm

Quoting Thom@s (Thread starter):
Inspired by the "10 best childhood movies" thread (in other words I stole the idea) I thought we could share some examples of music we listened to as kids. (Up to the age of 12-13, thereabouts.)

As Traindriver stated, I also listened to the music my older brothers/sisters played.

Deep Purple
Bavid Bowie
The BeeGees (not the disco era stuff)
Alice Cooper
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Wed Oct 04, 2006 11:52 pm

Beatles
Jay and the Americans
Gary Lewis and the Playboys
Badfinger
Eagles
 
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Thu Oct 05, 2006 12:07 am

Quoting FlyOverStater (Reply 22):
Alice Cooper

Nice one. I kinda wish I listened to him when I was a kid.

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RE: What Music Did You Listen To As A Kid?

Thu Oct 05, 2006 12:10 am

Mostly the music that my father listened to. Often listened to Bryan Ferry & Roxy Music I remember

I do like a lot of their songs. I wonder if it is because I listened to it as a child or because I just like the music.

Also human league, pink floyd, eurythmics, etc, etc.

"I put a spell on you"

"dance away"

"jealous guy"

"slave to love"

By Bryan Ferry

"Don't you want me" by The Human league

"The wall" by Pink Floyd

"sweet dreams"

"walking on broken glass"

"here comes the rain"

By Eurythmics

Those are the ones I remember off-hand

I also listened to U2, Bruce Springsteen and Eric Clapton, also because of my father.

Oh and Michael Jackson.. how could I forget??

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Thu Oct 05, 2006 12:22 am

Let's stick together by Bryan Ferry is another good song Big grin
 
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RE: What Music Did You Listen To As A Kid?

Thu Oct 05, 2006 12:34 am

Quoting NeilYYZ (Reply 10):
Willie Nelson
Johnny Cash
John Denver
Dolly Parton

Same with me. My dad loved classic country and when I was small I listened to a lot of it.

Also:

Neil Diamond
Don Williams
Gordon Lightfoot
Nana Mouskouri

But, all on my own, I picked up a taste for...Air Supply.  Smile
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Thu Oct 05, 2006 12:38 am

Dire Straits, especially the Love Over Gold album.
David Bowie, anything in his Deram catalogue.
and...er...MC Hammer. Yeah, you can't touch me.
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Thu Oct 05, 2006 12:39 am

Quoting IFEMaster (Reply 28):
Dire Straits, especially the Love Over Gold album.
David Bowie, anything in his Deram catalogue.
and...er...MC Hammer. Yeah, you can't touch me.

Haha add those to my list as well. I loved the Dire Straits - Walk of Life song  Smile
 
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RE: What Music Did You Listen To As A Kid?

Thu Oct 05, 2006 12:41 am

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 29):
I loved the Dire Straits - Walk of Life song

Not a big fan of them as a kid, but liked that song I remember.

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Thu Oct 05, 2006 12:51 am

Quoting Thom@s (Reply 30):
Not a big fan of them as a kid, but liked that song I remember.

Well same here. It was mostly because of that song. And the music video to the song is even better  Smile
 
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Thu Oct 05, 2006 12:57 am

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 29):
I loved the Dire Straits

Please, have some respect for one of the greatest and most underrated guitarists ever, and not call them "The" Dire Straits. It's just 'Dire Straits'  Smile

Personally, I think Mark Knopfler's solo work, especially his last couple of efforts, are much better than any he ever did with DS. Still, everytime I hear 'Telegraph Road' or 'Tunnel of Love', it brings back memories of sitting in front of the old 33 turntable, playing those LP's over and over again.
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Thu Oct 05, 2006 1:18 am

Quoting IFEMaster (Reply 32):
Please, have some respect for one of the greatest and most underrated guitarists ever, and not call them "The" Dire Straits. It's just 'Dire Straits'

Ah sorry about that  Wink I love the songs "Sailing to Philadelphia" and "What it is" by Mark Knopfler  Smile
 
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Thu Oct 05, 2006 1:24 am

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 33):
Ah sorry about that

All is forgiven  Smile

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 33):
I love the songs "Sailing to Philadelphia" and "What it is" by Mark Knopfler

Both brilliant songs, and in fact the Sailing To Philadelphia CD is quite good. It's weakened somewhat by "Do America" and "Wunderlust", but for the most part it's a pretty solid CD. A nice followup to Golden Heart.

My favourite is Shangri-La. A very solid CD, full of good songs. I saw him at the Greek theatre in LA on the Shangri-La tour in July last year, and it really was an excellent show. His band were incredibly tight.
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Thu Oct 05, 2006 1:48 am

Quoting IFEMaster (Reply 34):

My favourite is Shangri-La. A very solid CD, full of good songs. I saw him at the Greek theatre in LA on the Shangri-La tour in July last year, and it really was an excellent show. His band were incredibly tight.

I don't have that album yet  Sad
 
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Thu Oct 05, 2006 1:57 am

Not that many of you would know what I'm talking about, as most of the music I listened to was in Spanish...

A couple exceptions, New Kids on the Block, when I was a little kid  embarrassed , then Spice Girls  embarrassed ... Thankfully I grew out of that stage.

In Spanish, the hype of the moment was Timbiriche. I also remember listening to Magneto, Kabah, and Vilma Palma (damn good!  thumbsup  ). And Shakira, who started being known here at least 10 years ago.

And thanks to my dad, I also grew up listening to the Guatemalan rock group Alux Nahual... which has managed to join two generations of fans and remains among the best produce of my country.  bigthumbsup 

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Thu Oct 05, 2006 2:04 am

Still 16, but I have a big heart for;

AC/DC, especially their album "Razors Edge" and "For those about to rock".

and

Deep Purple, all of their albums.


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Thu Oct 05, 2006 2:22 am

I forgot:
The Troggs
Eric Burden and the Animals
Lovin' Spoonful
Guess Who
Stampeders
Manfred Mann
 
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Thu Oct 05, 2006 2:33 am

Oh! And just for CastleIsland:
Any group that featured Klaus Voorman on bass.
 
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Thu Oct 05, 2006 3:11 am

Quoting CFCUQ (Reply 39):
Klaus Voorman

I know he designed this album cover.  Smile



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Thu Oct 05, 2006 3:16 am

Quoting ScarletHarlot (Reply 27):
Same with me. My dad loved classic country and when I was small I listened to a lot of it.

Classic country is pretty much all that I can listen to. The new country is not nearly as good as the old guys. And all that dance/club/hip hop music just gives me a migrane.

Quoting ScarletHarlot (Reply 27):
Neil Diamond

I swear my mother named me after him. I'm not a huge fan, I do love a few of his songs though.
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Thu Oct 05, 2006 3:18 am

When I was younger, I used to be a fan of boybands. I used to listen to Wham!, Bros, New Kids On The Block, Take That, and Boyzone. Needless to say, I have grown out of them now and have better taste in music.
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RE: What Music Did You Listen To As A Kid?

Thu Oct 05, 2006 3:43 am

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 33):
I love the songs "Sailing to Philadelphia" and "What it is" by Mark Knopfler

Don't forget "Why aye man"  Smile

Quoting Sunshine79 (Reply 42):
Take That, and Boyzone.

You grew up in Britain, of course you listened to them.  Smile

I was quite young when Take That started, and I never liked them because I had a cousin who liked Michael Jackson like me, up until Take That came along and she was sold. I must have thought Take That were trying to make people listen to them rather than Jackson, and I wouldn't have any of that. Hehe.

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Thu Oct 05, 2006 3:51 am

Quoting Thom@s (Thread starter):
What Music Did You Listen To As A Kid?

I didn't, not until middle school. Before I was a tv-toy-junkie. It was all about shows like Inspector Gadget, Dinosaurs, McGuyver, She-Ra, Fluppy Dogs, Thundercats, etc. All the while playing with my voltons and transformers and legos.

My mom did listen to radio, she was a soft rock person in th 80's, might have picked up on some of that.
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Thu Oct 05, 2006 8:35 am

Jazz was, and still is, the soundtrack of my life!

I remember listening to the jazz on National Public Radio in Fort Wayne, IN, and on the frequent long station-wagon trips where Dad drove me all the way from Fort Wayne to St. Louis, MO, for my frequent surgeries. Jazz was always on the radio on those long road trips!

I also loved the jazzy themes for "Mr Rogers" and "Sesame Street". I especially still remember the light jazz piano theme played on "Mr Rogers"!

Even to this day the music in my head (and in my dreams) is a unique, dreamy, bizarre kind of jazz!

This will date me a bit, but I also used to listen to our family's huge collection of LP records. We still have them to this day! They range from classical to 60's and 70s' and 80s' gospel, jazz, Big Band, and other great styles from long ago! More recently, I added some old Liberace LP records to the mix! I also loved to listen to the odd 45rpm records in my family's stash--they had singles like "You Light Up My Life"!

Remember Peter, Paul and Mary? Yes, I loved them back in my day--and still love them today!

Plus, growing up in a HUGE family of 9 brothers and sisters, I had the advantage of having many musically-talented siblings. And, I am a life-long musician myself (I play piano, guitar, and violin). So our family and I have always made our OWN music, too--wherever we can (camping, church, wherever).

Even more than listening to music, I have always enjoyed making my OWN music--on piano, guitar, and violin. Nothing beats being able to make your own music! I play everything from Beethoven to "Ain't Misbehavin" to even the Soviet National Anthem! How eclectic could I get?

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RE: What Music Did You Listen To As A Kid?

Thu Oct 05, 2006 10:21 am

Quoting Thom@s (Reply 24):
Nice one. I kinda wish I listened to him when I was a kid.

Thom@s

What is even better is Alice DJ's six nights a week on my local radio station! He has very good taste in music.
 
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RE: What Music Did You Listen To As A Kid?

Thu Oct 05, 2006 1:33 pm

Been thinking about this thread, and I guess the best music I ever heard as
a kid was probably Buddy Holly.
 
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RE: What Music Did You Listen To As A Kid?

Thu Oct 05, 2006 1:46 pm

I grew up listening to freestyle (gotta represent WILD 107 which is now www.wild949.com).

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Stuff like that.
 
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RE: What Music Did You Listen To As A Kid?

Thu Oct 05, 2006 9:03 pm

In the early 80s I got sick of what my parents were listening to so changed the channel to a country music station. A fair bit of Willie Nelson, Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton and Charlie Pryde. Then in about 1986 or so the station changed formats. So did a bit of channel surfing and ended up listening to regular Top 40 stuff. Probably haven't listened to much country music since.
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