Your question makes me nostalgic! My daddy had this huge console stereo, and I remember how proud I was when I was tall enough to use the record player and he showed me how. I was always extra careful, because he said if the records got scratched, we couldn't listen to them anymore. This was the mid-seventies, and his records were some of the best ever made: Janis Joplin, The Doors, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones. I've always known where I got my love of music!
I also remember riding back from Petersburg, VA with my mother and hearing the Paul McCartney/Wings song 'Silly Love Song." She'd just found out that I was going to get a little brother or sister! Whenever I hear it now, I remember that drive.