What music did your parents play in the car at home etc?

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G-Maq wrote: Those of us experiencing the lukewarm reheated 1960's through volume after volume of revisionist history really will never know what it was really like to directly experience those kind of positive and progressive changes,
True. Take Paul McCartney's Yesterday, for example: total cliché today. But what a sensation that was, upon first release!

Classical music and 'beat' music, as the European offspring of American R&R was then called, strictly segregated. The former regarded as 'eternal', the latter as merely vulgar, generally. A bunch of soon to be forgotten one-trick ponies, rather, making just a lot of horrid noise. Class snobbery, too, not alien to that stance, I suspect.

But then a young bloke, in his early twenties, enters the fringe and has the temerity to add a classical string quartet to some "ordinary" pop song! Oh, the shock! Oh the horror!

Looking at that classic now, even as picked to the bone as it is, this must be inconceivable, I imagine, to the young(ish) of today. But I remember it very well.

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Local AM radio station. They hadn't any preferences at all. My mom had a vinyl box set with music from the musical "My fair Lady" but never listened to it.

My elder brother and I were the only music enthusiasts in our family. My brother had some cool vinyl singles from the Beatles, Kinks, Donovan and Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky Mick and Tich because that was exactly "his" time.
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Mirelle Mathieu, Nana Mouskouri. Full blast at times :)

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Some fascinating tales here :D
Incidentally, although my parents had no interest in music, they did very much like the radio comedies from those times. When we went out on weekends we had one of those portable valve radios and mum was in charge of that while dad was driving.
Round the Horn, The Navy Lark, and The Goon Show (before it moved over to TV) were probably responsible for my somewhat off-the-wall sense of humour.

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Can't remember. They were not much musical. Just putting up the radio. I think they had 20 vinyls and never saw one playing :).
Totally different then me, +-3000 vinyls, synths etc :).

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Neither of my parents made music much of a priority, but there was a nice Heathkit stereo, that my father built, and a modest record collection, mostly from my mother. The vinyl consisted of show tunes (I remember Camelot, My Fair Lady, and Annie Get Your Gun being in heavy rotation) and popular folk music (the Kingston Trio, Peter Paul and Mary, Joan Baez). Interestingly there was also a copy of Switched on Bach in there.

Out in the garage work on various automotive and other projects was accompanied by a radio tuned to the oldies station, and in retrospect it was a good one. Lots of Motown, which remains some of my favorite music to this day and is probably a subconscious reason that I play the bass guitar.

There was a small case of cassettes that lived in the van we only used for long car trips, and in there were a couple Beach Boys best of compilations. That was always a favorite of mine and remains important music to me.
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My parents listen to very different music, so I grew up with a variety of music at home. For example when we drive to our real estate in Cannes here from Italy my father loves to listen to AC/DC and my Mom when cooking loves to listen to Elvis Presley.
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A bit of everything, my father has a very diverse taste but his favorite genre is the blues! I kind of stayed away from it in my teen days just to rebel and stuff but I came back to it after I switched from electric to steel-stringed guitar, and my new guitar heroes became Elizabeth Cotten, Rev. Gary Davis, Blind Willie McTell...

Listening to a lot of rock gives you the impression that blues is going up and down the same pentatonic scales, when in reality that's not what the blues is about!
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