When I was young I spent lots of time with My Aunt Lorraine and Uncle Jerry. They loved music, and I recall it being my first introduction to it. I remember listening to lots of genres of music with them….everything from Steppenwolf and Iron Butterfly to Jim Croce, James Taylor, the Fifth Dimension, Simon and Garfunkel, and many more great artists of the 60’s and 70’s. Then, later in life I found 80’s hair bands! I saw every concert you can think of, and fell in love with the live music scene. By some, I could have even been considered a “groupie” too (of all things).
Today, I still love all types of music, but there’s no music like classic rock and roll.
I’ve also always enjoyed singing. As a kid, I would stand in front of my mirror with my hairbrush microphone and sing at the top of my lungs whatever song was on the radio, and I was always in the school and church choir. But as I got older, I found a love for rock music, so I started singing that! I never became a rock star needless to say, however even today you might be in a club and hear a chick belting out “Highway to Hell” by AC/DC…and it would most likely be me!
The bands of the 70’s and 80’s (and even early 90’s) are still my favorites. This music has energy, individuality, groove, and the songs are about everything that happened in my life. They truly stand the test of time. They say that rock and roll will never die, and I believe that to be true. Rock and roll will always have a special place in my heart.