What sort of music was played in your house when you were growing up? What effect, (if any) did it have on your musical tastes?
When I was younger I guess the first music I remember listening and liking a lot is ABBA and Boney M. For years afterwards, like from age 15 till maybe 35, I felt like that music was too simple and cheesy and probably did not fit in with the kind of music that I wanted to listen to. Maybe even a bit kiddish. Now though I love them and ABBA’s songs especially seems so much more better.
Then it was Duran Duran, Culture Club, Bee Gees, Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5. Heavy emphasis on MJ. He was the first artist that I discovered on my own and started to really get into at the age of 7 or 8. I think MJ was my favourite singer/artist until I got into hard rock. Which started at the age of 10 when I first heard Bon Jovi & Europe.
How has this affected my musical tastes? Nothing other than I appreciate all kinds of good music (except repetitive dance music, processed pop music, rap n hip-hop and most Indian film stuff) and especially love the older stuff.
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