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I heard of Queen, of course, but only learned who they were and heard their songs in the past few years.


My brother was 9 years older than me. So while I was very young I was exposed to Jefferson Airplane, The Doors, etc. When I was in high school, stuff like Queen and ELO were popular. But I was in search of the music I remembered from when I was younger. I would hear it somewhere, try to identify it, and then I knew a record store that had "cut-outs" (i.e. for some reason they would clip the corners of album covers of out-of-print albums). So I didn't get exposed much to ELO, or Blue Oyster Cult, or similar. I was finding Doors, Jefferson Airplane, Lemon Pipers, Cream, and such.

Except...in the darkroom. I was a candids photographer for the yearbook. I would spend a lot of time in the darkroom, and would keep the radio on so I knew what time it was (they used to announce that a few times an hour) so I wouldn't get locked in the school. So now, listening to the "oldies" station, I'm hearing stuff from the high school darkroom. Turns out I actually like some of ELO, Queen, BTO, and some other stuff.

Was never exposed to classical. Dad liked calypso and big bands. ("daylight come and me wanna go home...") I've never felt the need to seek out any of that.
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