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01-06-2011, 06:47 PM
Mine started when I was ten or eleven in 1977. I used to watch a TV show which name I cant remember and never knew the original in English. Every week they present a kind of thriller story of ghosts and supernatural phenomenons, kind of x-files of that time. The show was ok but after few month I realized I liked more the intro music then the show itself. It was a spacial psychedelic rock with a very very nice melodic ton ton solo. Love it!!
Tired of waiting a whole week to listen to it, borrow some cash from dad and walk to a store close by. Explained what I was looking for an a nice guy sold me a vinyl. Big black bold cover which name is Dark Side of the Moon.
My life begun then....
01-08-2011, 12:05 AM
black dog = i still don't believe it :drink
01-08-2011, 12:27 AM
The history of my life?
I was born naked, wet, and hungry. Then things started to get bad.
Oh-musically? I was born into it. My parents met in a drum & bugle corps, and by the time I came to be my dad was an instructor for one. I grew up surrounded by music, both live and recorded. My dad is also a keyboardist, so that was where I got my start. Picked up the bass in my early teens, and the guitar shortly thereafter.
01-08-2011, 02:13 AM
I turned 6 in 1978. I got Kiss-Destroyer for my birthday that year. I asked for it because I thought it had a cool album cover. From the opening notes of Detroit Rock City it was all over for me.
01-08-2011, 04:32 AM
I always loved music.. It started with pop on the radio (yes I know), like Backstreet Boys and NSYNC, until I was 6 and I realized that their music was gay... But I still liked some pop like Blink, Greenday, Suger Ray, The Offspring (americana) and others. Around age 7 or 8 I started listening to the Beatles, about 6 months later I started listening to Frank Sinatra and then for a year or two later it was The Rat Pack and that stuff.... Then when I was 10 I got Tony Hawk and Kiss was in it..... That turned me on to rock, then when i got GTA San Andreas Welcome to the Jungle REALLY made me a HUGE GNR fan, and I still am. The rest is history.
01-08-2011, 06:06 AM
I used to go to the record store and buy a couple of albums I knew about, and 1 or 2 just for the cover art.
I saw this cool black album with purple lettering...Black Sabbath Master of reality.
My metal life was born.
01-08-2011, 07:11 AM
My older brother took me to see Bo Diddley at the State Theatre in the late 50's, I was probably 8. The thing was, everyone was talking about how wild Bo was, and we didn't even know he was black, we didn't know what to expect. But out struts this well dressed (in a suit) older black man playing a guitar that looked as square as he was.
And I was hooked on what became known as the Bo Diddley beat.
First pro gig was in 1968 at 18, played pro until I was 40, in and out of trouble with all the things you'd expect then I had to get a "real job" as my wife at the time used to say. Sober 20+ years now.
01-08-2011, 07:26 AM
My sister and I listened to my dads k-tel disco records and his 'pop' stuff. Records he got from record-of-the-month clubs when he didn't opt out. Then when she turned 13 she got a stereo and POWER AGE. I remember listening under her door. Hormones had hit and she would longer let me in her room. I was 11.
On to a completely different musical scene for me...big ACDC fan for years after that.
01-08-2011, 07:34 AM
I was born in Detroit 1969
I loved playing cowboys/indians, war, and star wars as a kid...
I found my parents record collection at 6...beatles, elvis, beach boys...I officially became a rocker lol
got fat in 6th grade...
got my first girlfriend in highschool, junior year, lost my virginity a week later...worked as a manager at mcdonalds..went to community college
got a good job in auto design, dropped out of community college...at 23 I moved into my first appartment...at 24 I lost 60 lbs and started getting laid again LOL...partied my arse off
at 26 I met my wife...dated 2 years, moved in together, dated 2 more years and got married at 30...wife wnt to law school...I went back to college part time for BBA in business...almost done LOL
at 34 my wife bought me my first guitar and Ive been playing ever sice
at 35 we started trying to have kids...at 39 after 4 unsuccessful years of fertility, we started adoption process...
at 40 we adopted our daughter, she was 2 months old
I am now 41, daughter is 17 months
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01-08-2011, 11:10 AM
My parents love 50s/60s rock. I was born in 1969 and remember very clearly, I was probably 3 or 4, hearing Buddy Knox's "Party Doll" on a best of the 50s 8 track tape. Something about the guitar solo in that song really grabbed me. I still smile every time I hear that song. From that point on, I wanted to play guitar.
Not long after that, I remember discovering our parents' record collection and being strongly drawn to The Beatles (mostly their early stuff), CCR, lots of Motown, & The Beach Boys. Played along on a tennis racket to these records for several years.
In 1978/79, I discovered KISS Alive II and decided that playing guitar was not a desire, but a necessity in my life. Got a guitar shortly after that.
In 1979/80, I discovered AC/DC Highway to Hell and very shortly after that, Back In Black.....
In about 1985, I discoveded Led Zeppelin and that was it....no turning back for me at that point. Zeppelin really opened my eyes to the blues, even tho I was very aware of them by then, I just didn't realize that I had been listening to them all along. Zeppeling also made me realize that the song was what its all about, not just the guitar. Zeppelin also helped me to be open to all kinds of music, not just rock.
In about 1990, the Seattle "grunge scene" bands, drove home the point that it wasn't necessarily about shredding (even tho I do enjoy alot of the shredders), but it was, indeed, about the song. It also made me want to write my own songs.
There hasn't been much since then that really did much to me as a player, except maybe David Grissom's solo records "Loud Music" & "10,000 Feet" in the past couple of years or so. My main objective in the last 10 years or so has been to sound like me, something I feel that I've ~somewhat~ accomplished.
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