I never thought I would reach a stage where I would contemplate not buying
a Record or CD again, but Spotify and Pandora, both subscription music services might make it so.
My first record was Abbey Road and my last was The Proclaimers, Sunshine on Leith! I don’t recall what my first CD was but my most recent was Bruce Springsteen’s Wrecking Ball in the lead up to his amazing Australian Tour.
I’ve watched record shops turn into CD shops and then seen the number of stores dwindle. The iconic Adelaide music store, The Muses was my favourite until it closed.
As is probably obvious from the fact that I have a Music Category I am passionate about Music. For me the answer to the question, what could I not do without after my fantastic family, it would be music.
I am always listening to music or watching video clips. Saturdays tuned into Max on Foxtel, playing a CD, watching a music DVD/Bluray, logged into Spotify, Pandora or a visit to the CD shop are all very much part of my day.
So today when I checked to see what Max were featuring I knew the challenge of what to play whilst writing my monthly article for a local newspaper and completing my journal entry for Uni was solved: Top 70 from the 70s.
I was a teenager for most of the 70s
As I was sitting in my seat with a couple of thousand other fifty “plussers” waiting for the still amazing Carole King to come in stage I started thinking about the concerts I had been to in the last 40 or so years.
Which was my favourite and which the most disappointing? Why I had gone ….
I went to my first concert in the early 1970s – The Survivors