My dad didn’t listen to music very often, but when he did, it was loud and for a looooong time.
He loved listening to Russian Folk Music. That is the only thing I ever remember him listening to. I remember one song in particular. I called it the birdie song because there w as a lot of whistling in it and it sounded like a bird singing to me.
I also remember my parents taking into the city (NYC) to see them dancing and performing live. I cannot remember how old I was, but I am certain I was under 10. If you are interested, you can see a video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjVVg_26KIY
My mother, on the other hand, loved Tom Jones. She also liked Engelbert Humperdink and some other pop singers of that time.
Here was the Tom Jones song that I liked when I was little: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBdSqk78nHw
Now, I am supposed to tell you how their musical taste influenced me…….. I would say NOT AT ALL! LOL I like a wide variety of music, but what I like most is rock music. Whether it is alternative, grunge, metal. All of it. My all time favorite bands through the years are: U2, Coldplay, Led Zeppelin, and Genesis. There are several others that I consider favorites, but those 4 were my go to bands. I don’t think my parents taste influenced me at all. I believe my friends had more influence on what music I like.
What kind of music really gets you going?