Music became one of the ways we all escaped.
Growing up in the 80s was amazing. Being a teenager with all the great music was so much fun and meaningful to me. With the pressures involved in being a teenager, music became one of the ways we all escaped. It also was a way to bond and associate with others of our own age. So, I began thinking about which music in particular was the most influential in my formative years. Songs started popping into my mind and great memories began to flow. Of course, some bad memories came to the surface as well. Still, the music involved in my life was something that lifted me up and made it so I could continue to get through the hard days.
This is a series of posts that will cover the top 10 bands/artists that influenced me the most during that time. A lot of thought and work was required to narrow the list down to ten, and then to rank them in order was even harder for me. But, I have finally put together the list. So, let’s get started with number ten...
Ann and Nancy Wilson are amazing!
Ah, my very first concert. Ann and Nancy Wilson were quite amazing. I was fortunate enough to see them live for their Heart tour. The radio was still playing their hits, What About Love?, Never, These Dreams, and Nothin’ At All. But my favorites were, If Looks Could Kill, and Crazy On You. It seemed as though they were singing right to me. Such a great performance and talented band.
I used to sit in my room with my guitar trying to copy the iconic riffs of some of their hits. I had their cassette tapes and they were constantly with me in the car. Heart provided just the right balance between hard rockin', and the beautiful balad. What great memories indeed!
Who's in your top 10?
So, who are your top 10 bands? I look forward to hearing your comments and feedback about this choice. Who influenced you? What do you think of my ranking of Heart? Number nine is coming up, and it will be great to hear what you think. Please comment below. Thanks!