The next song I heard which blew me away at the age of 8 or 9 was I Shot The Sheriff by Bob Marley. I think that song was the one that touched me and got me into the power of tunes.
Back to my house on Langley, my uncle Bob knew I loved music and brought me an LP which I thought was from another world. This album was David Bowie - The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars. This was probably the moment I turned into a music junkie.
From then on I listened to the Top 40, bought Smash Hits and soaked in anything I liked. The music I preferred at the time was The Specials, Bad Manners, Selecta, The Beat, The Jam typical MOD stuff before I knew it was MOD! Thw early eighties brought some gem bands like Teardrop Explodes, The Thompson Twin, Adam & The Ants, Ian Dury etc. I suppose I was drawn to quality and hated the typical pop shit from an early age. Anyway, that's the early stages of my love of music and I will tell you more about the the next stage which may make you cringe but also may make you think I have a very open mind. If this is boring you, please let me know!!