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GUEST,The black belt caterpillar wrestler What is your Musical Heritage? (68* d) RE: What is your Musical Heritage? 28 Nov 07

I was surrounded by a lot of classical music when I was small as my father was the choir-master for the church and both my parents played piano. My mother's mother and her sister were both church organists. My father's mother gave singing lessons and several other relatives were singers as well. somebody played concertina in the 19th century but I don't know who it was and the instrument has long gone. I have been told that way back in the family tree there is a court musician.
I was never inspired by classical music but I remember that I would sing myself to sleep at night.
My first real interest in music came not from the classical concerts that I ws taken to (lots of people that aquaintences of my would give their eye teeth to have seen), but from "America" by the Nice. I think it was to do with the realisation that improvisation really could mean that no two performances were alike. So I was then into Cream, Led Zepplin and Soft Machine.
Then when I went to the University of Bradford I thought I'd try the Folk Club to see what that was about... Swan Arcade were on. Need I say more....

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