Re: 14, a pivotal age in shaping our musical tastes?
Sorry - I forgot to mention that I was 14 when I saw the latest incarnation of King Crimson on tv (Belew, Fripp, Levin, and Bruford), and they were hugely influential (along with the Police) during those years. But I also discovered that KC should only play KC, and the Police were so unique you were considered a clone if you attempted to play their stuff too. Good lessons to learn at a young age, don't you think? But two years before that, I discovered Steve Jordan with the Blues Brothers and that just conflicted me for a long time ;)