Many influences in my life of music, but if I had to focus on a handful, I’d most likely have to start with the Beatles. I am old enough to have experienced some of the Ed Sullivan show performances, but the big moments for me, were when my sister (or brother in some cases) would come home with the new Beatles 45! One of the best memories of this for me was “Paperback Writer”, she put it on our “High Fidelity” phonograph and from the opening harmonies to the blazing guitar riff, man, what a moment!
Another influence was my own father back then. Like the famous story goes, my mother claims I would kick to my dad’s quarter notes from the womb!! Lol.