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Re: (TV) OT: Earliest memory of rock

Aside from being a child of the 80's and being exposed to some awful pop, my first musical revelation came around this time of year in 1986, when watching Canada AM (a big news show), they did an expose on the anniversary of the death of Elvis. I was hooked. Through him I discovered Buddy Holly, and then discovered I wanted to play guitar when my mother took me to see the movie La Bamba.

My first guitar was a triple sunburst stratocaster clone.

From: Jim Kauffman <jkauff@earthlink.net>
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To: tv@obbard.com
Subject: Re: (TV) OT: Earliest memory of rock
Date: Wed, 01 Aug 2001 14:39:43 -0400

Not counting all the Dr. Demento-type novelty 45s, the first record I spent
my own money on was Lonnie Mack's instrumental version of Chuck Berry's
"Memphis". It was 1963, I was 12, and I had no idea who Chuck Berry was.
And I hated Elvis.

I've loved the sound of electric guitar ever since.

Jim K.

At 11:17 AM 8/1/2001 -0700, Russ Van Rooy wrote:
Hey ! How old were you when you first dug rock and roll ? Or your earliest
rock or music related memory ? For me it was like this. I was the youngest
of four. I had three older sisters who went GAGA when the Beatles hit the
states in early '64. I was three years old and my oldest sis was thirteen. I don't exactly know if this is an actual memory or not, but I very foggily
recall our family watching the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan show on our very
high tech and expensive black and white tv. I know we had to have been
watching it - we were such a "t.v." family even way back then. My older
sisters all had glossy fan photos of all of the Beatles plastered all over
their bedroom walls - and ceiling too. So early on , in my very young mind,
I saw that these "singers" like the Beatles and that Elvis guy were cool.
When I was eight , my next eldest sister Pam bought a classical style guitar
from this neighbor kid down the street who literally had a band practicing
in his garage after school. Guess who got the lessons though ;-) . Thanks
Pam !  -Russ
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