Originally Posted by MaryO
Not a nursery rhyme or children's song...but first real rock or pop song that you can remember hearing on the radio or being played by your parents on the stereo or whatever.
I have a distinct memory of being about 6 or 7 and sitting in my bedroom floor with my little portable radio on and hearing Clapton's I Shot the Sheriff. I remember just kind of stopping and listening to that song. I don't know why this memory is so distinct (I can't remember anything else I was doing before or after the song but just that little snippet of sitting in the floor and listening to it) but it really sticks out in my mind. So I guess that's my first real introduction to "real" music.
Just wondering if any of you had any such memories? Doesn't have to be drum influenced or related...
The first song I remember knowing by name, and WANTING to hear, was Johnny Preston's Running Bear. My family has a significant Native American heritage, and I really wanted to meet and fall in love with Little White Dove.
Don't judge! I was only 3 or so!