Last week, Tim Abbott from Walking the Berkshires posted a challenge that asked, What were the 10 most influencial albums of your formative teenaged years? I’ve read several genea-blogger posts and know that once I list the music that shaped my life as an adolescent, I’ll appear as the teeny-bopper I really was!
So without further ado:
- Alice Cooper – Billion Dollar Babies & Welcome to My Nightmare
- Barry Manilow – Tryin’ to Get the Feeling
- Aerosmith – Toys in the Attic & Get Your Wings
- Osmonds – The Plan
- Rick Springfield – Wait for Night
- Bee Gees – Saturday Night Fever & Spirits Having Flown
- Peter Frampton – Frampton Comes Alive
- Original Soundtrack of “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”
- Original Soundtrack of the Who’s “Tommy”
- Kiss – Alive & Destroyer
- Elton John – Elton John & Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
- Bay City Rollers – It’s a Game
- The Beatles – White Album
Okay – so there are actually 18 albums! I also had a few singles that shaped my formative teenage years:
- Led Zepplin – Stairway to Heaven
- Cher – Dark Lady
- Rick Springfield – Weep No More
- Bay City Rollers – The Way I Feel Tonight
- Kiss – Beth
- Eagles – Hotel California
See, told you – teeny bopper! The albums, I’d hear at least once a week & the singles – probably every day!
In all fairness, I enjoy most types of music (just not behind country 100%!) Music has always been a big part of my life. My favorite morning is to put on some music, pick up a good book, pour myself a steaming cup of coffee and settle in to enjoy the music of my youth.