As it’s a major milestone for me today, Friday April 20th I thought I’d do a sort of Top 10 of songs that have influenced me over that 60 years; or 55 years in musical terms!
As regular readers will know I have very eclectic taste which probably started in my childhood as the youngest of four brothers in the 1960’s.
Me? Born in 58 I was a child of the 70’s starting with T Rex and Slade singles which begat ‘Big Boys Music’with the Faces, Rory Gallagher and the Rolling Stones (who were actually a thread for all three younger siblings).
When you get to #1 on later you will realise that there are well over 100 other songs that have influenced me at one time or another but these 10 really are cornerstones to what you read on the Rocking Magpie on a daily basis.
So; here goes with #2
Rod Stewart – Maggie May.
A song that proved to be my musical transition from a boy to a man, as it made me buy Every Picture Tells a Story with my Christmas Record tokens; and it is still my favourite album of all time and was the soundtrack to our journey to the hospital the day it was confirmed I had Prostate Cancer …… Reason to Believe coming on as we entered the car park. #Regular readers will know I had an operation 4 days later that removed the offending article and all’s well that ends well.
Rod’s choice of songs proved a gateway to so many other exciting musical worlds too…..and at that tender age; this song about a lad losing his virginity was as mucky as could be.