It was violent. I loved "classical" music from as early as I remember. In my teens I loved the Beatles up to about 1968, and a lot of of other oldies. And still do. After around 1970 I had given up on Rock as I saw its coming death.
Oh, I do! I'm constantly listening to my beloved Beatles on the new digitized CD's. Linda loves Elvis. Her favorite 1960's group is The Lovin Spoonful: [link] and we both love so many of the "oldies" that we take them with us on drives. One cannot escape the music that he loved as an adolescent.
Yeah, your teen girls. My girls as teens knew what I would like of their finds. And what not to make me listen to. Older daughter had as her favorite Bruce Springsteen. A few of his I like, but there's something about his music I just can't remember in my mind his melodies. I hate his "Born in the USA".
My, I got a few, from my parents: Timmy Yuro, the Platters, Trio Los Pnachos, ABBA, etc. From my bros.: (all the slow rock n rocks), Deep Purple, Scorps., Nazareth, Rolling Stone, the Beatles, the list is long... My time, Madonna, Duran-Duran, Eurthymics, Billy Idol, The Cars, The Police (Sting), Allanis Morisette, Nora Jones, Arghhh, so many!!! My girls: HIM, Avril Lavigne, Katy Perry, Enya, Hindi songs (the Killers, etc.), the list is long!!!
Nothing beats the rock of the 1960's. I went back to my roots, my love of "Classical" music. My daughters have shown me over the years a few rock songs they knew I'd like. And yes, there are still some good ones out there. But give me Rachmaninoff and Chopin and many other of the great composers. BTW, I love the Byrds. It was they who encouraged me in my teens to buy a 12-string guitar.
Well, I have no guitar anymore. Haven't played in years. Back to the piano. Last I learned was the opening and middle lead for Arrowsmith's "Dream On". That was in 1995 when I had a simple electric guitar. Took two weeks by listening to the tape, stopping it often as I mastered a few notes and chords at a time. I love the sound of that song.
I had a 4 speed turntable back in the 1970s. If you played those Aerosmith songs at 16 RPMs it was a bit easier to learn the solos.... I later learned that Joe didn't actually play a lot of them himself
I was born in 1967 Robert and it seems there was an incredible outpouring of talent then ,the Beatles influenced by "Pet Sounds",Brian Wilson influenced by "rubber soul"and revolver",everybody sparking off each others creativity,just one beautiful landmark album after another . it seemed a strange time Robert, the peace and love but also the other side the war,the assasinations and unrest. In England the left got rid of anything that vagely smelled of the past,hence our old railways and town centres were demolished many of them to make way for incredibly ugly"modern" tower blocks with zero character to them,hey thats progress right? You have lovely taste may i say Robert,the Chopin nocturnes give me goosebumps with their beauty.
I see the quote you have below your comment. From one of my favorite Stones songs. My all-time favorite of theirs is "Lady Jane" with the beautiful harpsichord. For me it was more the British bands I loved. I fell in love with the Beatles the moment I first heard them in 1963. I played lead guitar in a band from age 14 to 16. We played Beach Boys, Beatles etc., and of course "Louie Louie". For a very shy boy I always felt wonderful on that stage in front of hundreds of adoring girls. Here's a photo of me at 16: [link] Three years later, one month after I turned 19, I was in combat with the Marines in Vietnam.
See my only youtube upload of my favorite Rachmaninoff Prelude: [link]
Robert you were a good looking son of a gun to be sure,you actually look like one of the Wilson brothers in that pic,and on stage in front of adoring girls ,well it does not get better than that. Thank you very much for the link to the glorious Prelude too,i find a beautiful escape in classical music Robert,i really feel transported by the music.
Well thank you dear. Linda had heard over and over again about "Bob Tracy", and what a good kisser he was (nothing further--I took my Catholicism seriously: no sex until marriage). How is this getting so personal?! Guess I just like reminiscing. When we met when she was 15 [link] it was mutual love at first sight. Talk about good looking! Here's my wife with our first daughter in in 1970 when Linda was 20 [link]
You're welcome to the Rachmaninoff. Your love of Chopin's Nocturnes I share.
Which one, Mark? (Sorry, I thought you were a girl, till I looked you up again.) The one of Linda at age 15? I tell her she looked a little like Mick Jagger. In 1970, I call her my little "hippie chick".