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Who was your favourite band when you were 16?

  1. shazwellyn profile image84
    shazwellynposted 7 years ago

    My music taste has changed greatly since I was 16, although the scene at the time has a big impact on me today.  I loved Duran Duran when I was 16.  I now love Radiohead, The National and Joy Division.  Who were your favourite band when you were 16?

    Thought this would be interesting as there are lots of age ranges here!

    1. LiamBean profile image89
      LiamBeanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I think it was Love.

      In case anyone is wondering who "Love" is the link below will take you to a performance in 2000 of the 1967 tune "Alone Again or." The song is performed virtually identically to it's original live performance.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_E8pKdZzZQU

      Thought I'd include another favorite "Love" song called "7 and 7 is."

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65CqDLURZrQ

    2. ninaboo profile image61
      ninabooposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      when I was 16 earth wind and fire and now I like some of everything.

    3. Shinkicker profile image91
      Shinkickerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I was heavily into the Electric Light Orchestra.

      I still love them but it's become a bit of a guilty secret sometimes as I've been firmly among the Heavy Metal set for 20-odd years

      1. shazwellyn profile image84
        shazwellynposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        ELO sound like Arcade Fire!  Love it!

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      SquigglesMcBeeBeeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I not 16 yet but I do kind of like Weezer.

      1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image90
        mistyhorizon2003posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        You have the cutest avatar smile

    5. jostapha profile image60
      jostaphaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      The Levellers! - closely followed by Hendrix, Nirvana and Sound Garden.

  2. NaomiR profile image85
    NaomiRposted 7 years ago

    New Kids On The Block. I was 16 in 1990, which is my excuse.

    1. shazwellyn profile image84
      shazwellynposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Wow... you liked a famous boy band too eh? What do you like now?  Have you changed in your music taste?

  3. kirstenblog profile image78
    kirstenblogposted 7 years ago

    By 16 my taste stopped being something that would embarrass me later. My favorite musician then is the same as now, Tori Amos, an absolute goddess!

    Now my favorite band at 13, I plea the 5th!

    1. shazwellyn profile image84
      shazwellynposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      So no one inspires you recently?

      1. kirstenblog profile image78
        kirstenblogposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I am usually inspired by a song but not all the music by said artist, I often think the music I hear is one hit wonder stuff. Thinking about it a bit more I can think of a few artists that have produced a lot of good music of late actually. Collide has a sound that I find enthralling, I just wish they would do more! To get a good sample look for 'wings of steel'. I really love 'flight of the concords', the humans are dead! I guess the problem is that it takes more to impress me then it used to, I require consistently great music!

        1. shazwellyn profile image84
          shazwellynposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Know what you mean.  When I was younger I was limited in my music taste, when I got older I became broader... now I am even older, I am narrow again - I think I KNOW what I like!

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    Poppa Bluesposted 7 years ago

    Led Zepplein and Jimi Hendrix!

    1. shazwellyn profile image84
      shazwellynposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      God what a kewl 16 year old you were!  What about now?

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        Poppa Bluesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I'm still a big fan of Eric Clapton, Bonnie Rait, Ac-DC, Kid Rock, Metalica, Joe Bonanmassa, Stevie Ray man I could go on and on!

        1. shazwellyn profile image84
          shazwellynposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          rockin all over the world babes! x

    2. Paradise7 profile image85
      Paradise7posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      ditto, and the Rolling Stones.  I always like Poppa Blue's answers! big_smile

    3. Writeme ASmile profile image61
      Writeme ASmileposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Led Zepplein and Jimi Hendrix!

      Now you're talking.

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    Scott.Lifeposted 7 years ago

    Nirvana, and Soundgarden...rock on Seattle!!

    1. shazwellyn profile image84
      shazwellynposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Yeah Seattle is a bit of a hub for music... only second to Brooklyn x

  6. Ivorwen profile image85
    Ivorwenposted 7 years ago

    Metallica and Chris LeDoux.  Guess not much has changed...  smile

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      A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I met Chris LeDoux, he was a genuinely nice guy!!

  7. Wonder_Woman profile image60
    Wonder_Womanposted 7 years ago

    Had to be linkin park and or evenescence

    1. shazwellyn profile image84
      shazwellynposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      you must be quite young.. I love Evanescence x

      1. Wonder_Woman profile image60
        Wonder_Womanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        not too young just 22, i listened to a lot of metallica too, still do when i drive to work, bumper to bumper, just jam out loud to it

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    A Texanposted 7 years ago

    AC/DC  Lynyrd Skynyrd

    1. shazwellyn profile image84
      shazwellynposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      ooooooo Texan.. you are showing your age! LOL

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        A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Yep, I'm old! But I lived 15 years longer than anyone thought I would!

        1. shazwellyn profile image84
          shazwellynposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          live hard baby!

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        Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        age has ntohin' to do with it. Lynryd was and still is one of my favourte bands.  wink
        when I was 16?  I wasnt allowed to listen to music...

  9. kirstenblog profile image78
    kirstenblogposted 7 years ago

    Now when I was 10 it was Tracy Chapman, she still blows me away! Thank you mom for introducing me to her :*

  10. Ron Montgomery profile image61
    Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago

    The Methuselah Experience - top of the charts for over 500 years

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    elliot.dunnposted 7 years ago

    Phish and Led Zeppelin.  listened to both everyday as a sophomore.  though the first cd i told my girlfriend to listen to was LYNYRD SKYNYRD GREATEST HITS.  yea...i was super cool back then...

    1. shazwellyn profile image84
      shazwellynposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I guess you mean Fish from Marillion?  He lives near me.. hates being called fish.. hehehe x

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    Poppa Bluesposted 7 years ago

    Can't forget Zappa and the stones, vanilla fudge, the Animals. of course the Beatles...

    1. LiamBean profile image89
      LiamBeanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Damm man. You've got GOOD taste in music.

    2. shazwellyn profile image84
      shazwellynposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      great kewl dude x

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    Scarkaiserposted 7 years ago

    blink 182!!!

  14. habee profile image91
    habeeposted 7 years ago

    Led Zellelin, Jethro Tull, Eagles

  15. Katelyn Weel profile image89
    Katelyn Weelposted 7 years ago

    Rammstein, hands down. I was obsessed!

  16. Wendi M profile image84
    Wendi Mposted 7 years ago

    BOSTON

  17. drej2522 profile image86
    drej2522posted 7 years ago

    Bee Gees and

    Hootie and the Blowfish!

  18. sharkey4123 profile image59
    sharkey4123posted 7 years ago

    The Beatles! Cant top 'em.

  19. Colebabie profile image61
    Colebabieposted 7 years ago

    Blink 182 smile

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      Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      when did moody blues happen?

      1. Colebabie profile image61
        Colebabieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Like when was their music?

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          Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          maybe i got things mixed up
          thought they were your fav now....sorry

          1. Colebabie profile image61
            Colebabieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            I think thats Sweetiepie? big_smile

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              Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

              jeeze too much time in the forums....i need a life   smile

  20. livewithrichard profile image86
    livewithrichardposted 7 years ago

    Van Halen, Ozzy, AC/DC

  21. Misha profile image76
    Mishaposted 7 years ago

    Deep Purple smile

    Oh, and Jesus Christ Superstar! (Yes, I am aware it is not a band big_smile)

    1. shazwellyn profile image84
      shazwellynposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      How diverse are YOU! x

      1. Misha profile image76
        Mishaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Diversity came later lol

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    Janettaposted 7 years ago

    Blink 182 and Pearl Jam

    and yes--I'm still a huge fan of both! big_smile

  23. H.C Porter profile image83
    H.C Porterposted 7 years ago

    although they had long broken up- my favorite band when i was 16 was The Beatles...and still is (my daughters name is Abby )  big_smile  But if we are speaking of a band that was still together...Probably Pearl Jam...

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    lynnechandlerposted 7 years ago

    Styx, Kansas, Bob Seger, Aerosmith, and Van Halen at sixteen.

    Now, hmm Reba, styx, kansas, seger, aerosmith, tim mcgraw, T. I., black eyed peas, and a whole range of other groups.

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    HealthTipposted 7 years ago

    BadCompany !

    1. Colebabie profile image61
      Colebabieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Shocker! big_smile

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        HealthTipposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Oi I will have you know the great Paul Rogers did a few gigs with Queen lately as lead singer, BadCo still rock smile

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      Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      sup?todays friday...?

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        HealthTipposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        What has today being Friday have to do with Bad Company being my fav Rock Band ?

  26. Sufidreamer profile image81
    Sufidreamerposted 7 years ago

    Have to say the Dead Kennedys and The Pixies, but Alice in Chains were just around the corner smile

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      HealthTipposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Dead Kennedys deff a great pick !

    2. Jeffrey Neal profile image88
      Jeffrey Nealposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      At 16 I was all over the map, but my fave was Anthrax and Metallica.  I really got into Iron Maiden, DRI, Dead Kennedys, Pixies, and Janes Addiction just a very little while later.

      1. Sufidreamer profile image81
        Sufidreamerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Looks like we followed a similar path - all good stuff. Mind you, my taste is even more all over the map nowadays. Everything from Icelandic folk music to Napalm Death big_smile

        Sandra: It sure does smile

  27. E. Nicolson profile image89
    E. Nicolsonposted 7 years ago

    Hmmm ... Sabbath, Deep Purple, and Steppenwolf.

  28. prettydarkhorse profile image62
    prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago

    GNR--AXLE ROSE

  29. Mighty Mom profile image92
    Mighty Momposted 7 years ago

    At 16 I was into Jethro Tull. And yes, Bad Company too (doesn't Paul Rogders also front the band "Free"?).

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      HealthTipposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      They were called Free well famous for the hit single " Alright Now " but changed their name to Bad Company after Kossoff died of an overdose !

      Loved the Tull, Anderson was genius !

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    sandra rinckposted 7 years ago

    Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Collective Soul, Soundgarden, Temple of the Dog, Alice n chains.  Grunge Lives! smile

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    pgornerposted 7 years ago

    The Beatles.
    And nothing has changed fourteen years later.

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    HealthTipposted 7 years ago

    And of course Bowie and the Floyd, Pink Floyd were just the place to be smile

  33. Mighty Mom profile image92
    Mighty Momposted 7 years ago

    Re: Free. Yes,thanks. That's what I thought.

    Bowie -- "Fame" and Pink Floyd absolutely!

    Crosty, Stills, Nash & Young

    And although not a "band" Elton John's "Good-by Yellow Brick Road" was a fave then, too.

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      HealthTipposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I was a big Neil Young fan, Harvest was one of my fav albums !

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      A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      "Crosty, Stills, Nash & Young"

      Typo?

  34. Song-Bird profile image83
    Song-Birdposted 7 years ago

    REO, Journey, Def Leopard, AC/DC...

    My son calls all of these "the oldies" .... I guess they probably are sad

    1. Colebabie profile image61
      Colebabieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I've seen Journey & Def Leppard in concert... not oldies... yet smile

      1. Song-Bird profile image83
        Song-Birdposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Those must have been great concerts!  I would love to see either one.

  35. A M Werner profile image71
    A M Wernerposted 7 years ago

    The Scorpions and Kansas - and they still top my list.

    1. Ivorwen profile image85
      Ivorwenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Always enjoyed the Scorpions and Damn Yankee too.  Never heard much of them though, they weren't popular in my area.

  36. QuirkyPearl profile image61
    QuirkyPearlposted 7 years ago

    Pink Floyd - Fleetwood Mac - Queen - Olivia Newton John - ELO - Genesis.... I better stop there.

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      HealthTipposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Now you deff have taste, well except for Olivia Newton John, did anything good come out of Australia ?

      1. Sufidreamer profile image81
        Sufidreamerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Rolf Harris = Quality big_smile

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          HealthTipposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I have never forgiven Rolf for destroying Stairway To Heaven, totally unforgivable smile

          1. Sufidreamer profile image81
            Sufidreamerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            I've seen some pretty poor cover bands destroy it, too. The sad thing is that they took themselves seriously sad

            I saw Rolf and The Wurzels in the same weekend, accompanied by a couple of gallons of scrumpy.

            Happy Days smile

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              HealthTipposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Pmsl omg Sufi my friend I would deff love that just for the scrumpy and the memories. The Wurzels and the Combine Harvester song reminds me of this country girl I was, well shall we say going out with, ohhhh arghhhhhhh smile

              1. Sufidreamer profile image81
                Sufidreamerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                Scrumpy, The Wurzels and country girls - truly a holy trinity big_smile

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                  HealthTipposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  Oh those halycyon days smile

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                    Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    hey ht why am i missing a fan?

      2. QuirkyPearl profile image61
        QuirkyPearlposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        hahaha... I forgot to mention Irene Cara/Fame and Blondie

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          HealthTipposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Debbie Harry in that red and white dress singing Denise, a teens dream, oh yeahhhhhhhhhhhh smile

      3. shazwellyn profile image84
        shazwellynposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        inxs and crowded house x

  37. jobister profile image60
    jobisterposted 7 years ago

    Nirvana, Pearl Jam & Rage Against the Machine

  38. RedSonja94 profile image60
    RedSonja94posted 7 years ago

    At 16...hmmmm....Metallica, Pantera, Motley Crue, Ozzy, Ted Nugent, Zepplin, and so many more.  I listen to everything then and now.  The only thing I don't like and never have is rap.  I'll even listen to Bocefus, Shainia Twain, Johnny Cash....all of them.  I just love music and always have.  All kinds of music are great!

  39. Mighty Mom profile image92
    Mighty Momposted 7 years ago

    Ivorwen -- I didn't recognize you without your Ivorwen avatar!!!

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      HealthTipposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Damn smoking she is smile

      1. Ivorwen profile image85
        Ivorwenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        tongue  Your too funny!

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          HealthTipposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Yer so hot I have turned my heating off smile

  40. Lissa Lynn profile image79
    Lissa Lynnposted 7 years ago

    When I was 16, my taste in music was pretty much the same as it is now..I'd have to say The Cure, Tori Amos, Pearl Jam and Counting Crows were among my favorite bands smile

  41. Stacie L profile image87
    Stacie Lposted 7 years ago

    well i guess we're dating ourselves with the answers...
    mine were The Beatles and Monkees..big_smile

    1. Sybil Marie profile image82
      Sybil Marieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Herewe come,walkin' down the street, get the funniest looks from everyone we meet, Hey hey we're the Monkeys! Had to love Peter!

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    PJ_Deneenposted 7 years ago

    Prince and the Revolution.

    Confession time - I had an asymmetrical haircut with a purple streak.

    Oh gods the 80s.

    1. Ivorwen profile image85
      Ivorwenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      HAhahaha  -- My husband had a purple mohawk in the late '80s, his favorite band was Motley Crew.  Oh how I wish I'd had a chance to see it!

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        HealthTipposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        The BC had long hair, both ears pierced a cross and a sleeper, love beads and 12 silver bangles on the right wrist. smile

  43. EmpressFelicity profile image85
    EmpressFelicityposted 7 years ago

    The Human League.  I still have a copy of their Dare album somewhere in the house.

  44. tony0724 profile image59
    tony0724posted 7 years ago

    Led Zeppelin and KISS !!!! Deep Purple and Iggy and the Stooges  too . I,m old .

  45. Rayalternately profile image60
    Rayalternatelyposted 7 years ago

    when I was 16 I was well into Weather Report, Tom Waits, & Jimi Hendrix.

    Over the years through I've become considerably less "cool" as I love a bit of Lady Gaga or Calvin Harris just as much as anything else!

  46. Feline Prophet profile image60
    Feline Prophetposted 7 years ago

    The Bee Gees!

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    B.C. BOUTIQUEposted 7 years ago

    AC/DC

  48. Blogging Erika profile image78
    Blogging Erikaposted 7 years ago

    I was completely over the moon for Sting, who had just released "Nothing Like The Sun," an album I probably still have memorized.

    This was before he got boring and old.  (And before I did, as well!)

  49. theageofcake profile image74
    theageofcakeposted 7 years ago

    The Velvet Underground, The Smiths, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Pixies - I was such a scenester.

    1. shazwellyn profile image84
      shazwellynposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      more me!

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    How in the goddamn hell can I remember that far back? Was I ever sixteen, don't 'member :p

 
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