Lucky snapping in 2013 sets us a new challenge each week, this is the first one I have made the effort to join in with.
Music plays such a huge part in all our lives, dont you think? Well, it certainly did in mine, anyway.
My parents weren't musically inclined, but back in the fifties when I was young, the wireless, as it was called, (which always confused me, because surely the electricity came to it through wires?) was always on, and I especially remember 2-way Family Favourites which was on at Sunday lunch time. It was a request show for English families with relatives serving in Germany. They played a lot of classical music, which I must have taken on board subliminally, as now I'm a huge, huge lover of classical music, most especially Mozart, Beethoven and Haydn. In those days though it didn't really do very much for me. We also used to watch TV, I remember Saturday nights watching Billy Cotton's band show, and shame upon shame, The Black and White Minstrel Show.
When I reached my teens I suddenly discovered Radio Luxembourg, and spent many a long hour with my ear up against the old Dansette transistor radio my parents had bought me. My very first musical heart-throb was Buddy Holly, and I was devastated to find out that by the time I discovered him he was already dead, having been killed in a plane crash. However, it was his music which I remember most fondly from my early teenage years. I had all his albums, in mono, and drove my parents mad by playing them over and over again on the Dansette record player in my bedroom. I'm not sure what happened to these albums, as I dont have them now, but I do have a CD which has all of his music so I can listen to him whenever I choose. Oh Happy Days.
(hope this works, I've not uploaded a youtube clip before.)