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[quote name='TrevorR' timestamp='1472286573' post='3120017']
Or even more specifically...



Good reason why she was "Rear of the Year" a few years running!
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In real life those spandex seemed shinier and even more shapely!! I was a fan (big time) of Agnetha.

Back on topic, my headlining act at 16 (1970) was Ten Years After, with a supporting cast of Led Zeppelin, Canned Heat, Free, Jethro Tull and Frank Zappa. I didn't play back then but thinking back all those bands had notable bass players!!

I didn't get jazz, R and B and funk, which was a gradual process, till about five years later. Possibly influenced by starting to play bass in that period.

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[quote name='TrevorR' timestamp='1472287020' post='3120019']
This thread got me thinking about changing musical tastes... When I was 16 my absolute fave bands would have included: Electric Light Orchestra, Thin Lizzy, Gordon Giltrap, Doobie Brothers, Yes and Horslips. All still high up on my listening list today.

Others would have been right up there too. Pre-hair metal Whitesnake is now on the "Meh!" pile (though I still love Neil Murray's playing on those tunes). However, Led Zeppelin, Emerson Lake and Palmer, Gillan (silly metal phase) and a good chunk of 70s Deep Purple, although top spins then, I now find pretty much unlistenable! How times change.
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I'm the same, most of the music I really loved back then (lots of jazz fusion, prog & heavy rock/metal stuff) I just can't listen to these days.

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1977... Hawkwind, Purple, Steeleye Span; with The Stranglers and Buzzcocks and VdGG/Peter Hammill looming (I bought Live Vital because the cover was interesting, and that was that...), and then the post-punk contingent. Hawkwind stopped being interesting about 1980, IMO, though I still listen to the first few albums (but I always hated Silver Machine). Not listened to Deep Purple since about that time.

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[quote name='MoJo' timestamp='1472224797' post='3119634']
ABBA

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I hadn't picked up a musical instrument at this point
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Back in the day, and with innocent youthful awakenings, it was indeed 'the blonde one' most seemed to find attractive.

However, with the benefit of age and wisdom, you realise the most attractive one, was actually the one with the beard.

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[quote name='louisthebass' timestamp='1472295143' post='3120112']
My fave band at 16 - The Specials:
[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TL5MsxZJhw[/media]

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0R4ecjpUn50[/media]
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Despite my obsession with The Smiths at 16, I had been a huge fan of The Specials since about the age of 11 and remain so now. Too young to see them live first time round I think my favourite ever gig has to be seeing them at Brixton during their reunion tour in 2009. Awesome.

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Thinking back (which feels a long time ago) either The Meteors or Frenzy - I spent many nights travelling up from the West Country to The Klub Foot in Hammersmith, not sure how I passed this by my parents but I guess in those days at 16 years you were classed as a man!

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Yes - at 16, I ha not yet got my first bass but I remember a friend's older brother playing me 'Close To The Edge' and Greenslade's 'Time and Tide' and me borrowing them and playing them again and again and again like you do at that age.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBmUX74aME0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJdSAbigy4w

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[quote name='AussieBassman' timestamp='1472431131' post='3121098']
Rory!
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You got no Taste!
Just last week, I mentioned my love for Rory to a musically well-versed (or so I thought) guy in his late fifties, and got corrected:
"You mean Noel? Or...?"
Kids these days! :angry:

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