When I was growing up, I just loved The Jackson Five!!!!!!!! They did it for me.....I have all their music to this day!! Whether it was Michael, Janet, or Jermaine, I loved any music made by the Jackson Family. I guess I'm just a die hard Jackson fan.
I know, I had a sparkly glove and the right outfit...I was really bummed out. Then I fell hopelessly and momentarily in love with the boy who won, because he actually did look like Michael Jackson. ha ha ha.
Thank you. I was 4 when he died but about 9/10 i started lisening to nirvana and since then, ive always idolized kurt. I went through my teens with all the albums, t shits hoodies, all the books & dvds. I love my collection lol
Elvis for sure! I loved his movies. Tull, yes, I was a fan of theirs too when I was a teen. Chicago's "Colour My World" is still a great song. Three Dog Nite...I think the first song from them that was on the radio here was "One".
Elementary school the Fab 4, The Animals, Guess Who, Doors (and yeah, Monkees). Junior High: Sweet Baby James Taylor and Carole King, Paul McCartney solo (not Wings tho), George Harrison. Bee Gees and Donna Summer definitely my fave disco era singers.
Hi Mighty Mom, yes we have different idols through the different stages of our lives, don't we. I am totally in-step with your timeline too, but would add Cowsills early on. I was not a big fan of Wings either.
As a kid I was exposed to a lot of the "oldies" through my mom, and I went through a phase where I was really into Elvis, and I would try to shake my hips like The King. Then later on in the 80's I went through a little bit of a rap phase. But once I got into my teenage years I got into the grunge and alternative rock that was popular in the 90's. I was especially into Nirvana, and Kurt Cobain's death impacted me hard. In many ways Nirvana was a musical gateway drug for me. I started to listen to many obscure underground rock bands of the 70's & 80's because Kurt Cobain cited them as influences.
I am a huge Neil Young fan! My first real concert (I don't count Sharon Lois & Bram) was a Neil Young & Pearl Jam double bill back on August 18th, 1993 in Toronto at the now defunct Exhibition Stadium. Blues Traveler & Soundgarden opened.
I went to the concert primary for Pearl Jam, but that concert was a huge musical awakening for me. Afterwards I immediately purchased the Decade anthology, and shortly after that I would buy all of the Neil Young that I could get my hands on.
I can totally relate...my Father was a fan of "Big Bands", so I love Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw and others from that era. Sinatra too. I was a huge Zep fan when I was a teen. I have been listening to WNCW via the internet. They have introduced me to some amazing new artists like "Alabama Shakes" and "The Broadcast", a superb band from Asheville NC.
I'm one of those grumpy old metal dudes who lost interest in Metallica after the "Black Album," because up until then they were "our" band (i.e. big with headbangers, but not with everyone else) and I didn't like having to share them with the rest of the world.
I know, it's irrational, but once Metallica belonged to "EVERYONE" they weren't as much fun anymore.
Hi Lorne from Port Hope! Yes, a few of us on this forium are ahem, a little older. Beatles were a huge influence on so many. I see you teach guitar. I tried to teach myself "Stairway to Heaven" and, much to all my friends' delight, gave up guitar after that :-)
As a 90's kid, I'm pretty much a fan of Britney Spears, Backstreet Boys, N'Sync, and the Spice Girls. Oh, and when I really got into classical music in elementary school, I idolized most classical music artists and composers that aren't as well known as the late, great Pavarotti. Some of them I follow on Twitter.
I first became enthralled that Howard Goodall, my musical idol in middle school, became a Twitter user. I didn't hesitate to follow him (as well as his brothers) because I remembered watching his documentaries as a kid and listening to his music from his sitcoms and other TV shows!
I'll give my own answer after I see some of yours - I'm hoping, of course, that someone sees the 'overratedness' of the band I think is terribly overrated and sees the 'underratedness' of the band I think is terribly...
My opinion is that Michael Jackson was a kid toucher, bottom line. I loved Jackson's music when I was a kid, but when he started bleaching his skin and wearing shin guards, I realized something wasn't quite right...