Who was your favourite band as a teenager?

Eric Peckham… Status Quo.

Glenn Piper… Jimi Hendrix, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Steely Dan.

Pete Prescott… Free Led zep Deep purple Santana Wishbone ash Humble pie Grand funk railroad
Black Sabbath Yes Genesis Audience Faces Who

John Coleman… Queen, deep purple, thin lizzy and Golden Earring!

Phil Thornton… The Who, Genesis, Jimi Hendrix.

Andrew Reid Mcduffie… Emerson, Lake and Palmer, Audience, Yes, East of Eden, King Crimson, Vangelis, Mike Oldfield, Free, Rush, Zappa, UK, Genesis, Al DiMeola, Bruford etc. Hmmmm…….they kind of still are. Went off and did the jazz and classical and avant garde thing but ended up returning home to the bands that first turned me on. ….

Gareth Huggett… Queen

Martin Curcher… I got into Punk so it would have to be the Sex Pistols…

Janet Rennie… T rex , slate, the sweet

Lloyd Johnson… Johnny Smith and The Chevs, The Talismen. Not forgetting The Confederates and The Red Coats.

Ian Brown…  Slade

Roy Trunchion… Quo

Tony Qunta… Hendrix, Focus, Cream, Led Zep, Deep Purple, Sabbath, East Of Eden, Free, The Who, The Byrds, Yes, Genesis, King Crimson, Emerson Lake and Palmer, Wishbone Ash, Taste, Van Der Graaf Generator, Mahavishnu Orchestra!! Fusion Orchestra, Stray, Blodwyn Pig, Jethro Tull!

Alan Esdaile… Genesis, Gracious, Muller, The Doors.

Jill Lawrence… T-Rex

John Wilde… Jimi Hendrix The Beatles.

Angela Frances Gardner… The Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Monkees.

Charlie Ball… Hawkwind,Who, Bowie, The Equals

John Coleman… Sid Snot

Chris Fagg… Genesis, Who, Brian Boru, and the Brighouse & Rastrick Brass Band ! …and Steeleye Span !

Judith Monk… Cream

Julie Morris… The Eagles and Carpenters. Heavy rock, me!

Peter Webb… Beatles, Showaddywaddy, Mud, Sweet among others

Dee Pavey… Jimi Hendrix, Floyd, Kinks so many to name

Jennie Tocock… Beatles, Dylan, Cream, Rory Gallagher, Joni Mitchell, Nick Drake

Mick Burt… I liked Stray that brings back a few memories !! And Jethro Tull of course

Alan Pepper… Ian Dury Elvis Costello Bob Marley and the Wailers .

Dave Nattress… For me, Free keep shining through all the others and there are lots of candidates. The best vocalist of the time, Paul Rodgers, the unique guitar of Paul Kossoff, the unique bass playing of Andy Fraser and the steady rock backbone drumming of Simon Kirke and all giving each other space in creating so many wonderful songs.

Chris Fagg… As I AM still growing up…The Alan Parsons Project ! (on now !) Focus, Cat Stevens, Budgie, Sailor, ELO, ELP….and  Dire Straits OF COURSE !

Phillip Earle… Zoot Money’s BigRoll Band, Georgie Fame and The Blue Flames, Otis Redding, Frank Zappa, Booker T, Yardbirds.

Clifford Rose… T.Rex, Bowie, Alice Cooper, S.A.H.B. Queen.

Barry Upton… Rolling Stones

Simon Page… The Clash and Weather Report. They are still my favourites.

Andy Qunta… When I was a teenager, 1964-1970, I liked pretty much everything, which says a lot about the quality back then. Difficult to choose, but here are 7 of my faves, one for each teenage year – The Shadows, The Who, The Hollies, The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Jimi Hendrix & Lulu. I still listen to all of them on a regular basis! Here are some more very worthy candidates – Rolling Stones, Beatles, Kinks, Small Faces, Animals, Yardbirds, Cream, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, Fleetwood Mac, Crazy World Of Arthur Brown, etc, etc…

Terry Pack… I was 13 in 1971, and my favourite music was Motown and The Beatles. As the decade went on, I discovered Slade and Free, then Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin. After that Yes and Genesis. By 16, I had discovered the Mahavishnu Orchestra mark 2 and John Coltrane, and by 18, I was playing music professionally and no longer listening to much music at all. I sold 90% of my albums in 1977 aged 19.

Patrick Lewis… Mine would have to be The Beach Boys whose music I still love 45 -50 years later. Having said that other key likes are Traffic, Moody Blues, Cream and Pentangle. Then just at the end of teens I was introduced to the music of the Grateful Dead, who have remained along with The BB’s.  Have remained with The BB’s my favourite band though could add a few more since.

Teresa Qunta… QUEEN

Pete Houghton… My favourites were T Rex, Black Sabbath ,Zeppelin , Sly Stone , Free , Alan Parsons , Alice Cooper , Deep Purple , and any prog or rock bands and Marley , Culture .

Colin Fox… I wasn’t really in to the top 20, I liked the odd single, like Haitian Divorce, or Marrakesh Express, and would go and by the albums Although Steely Dan didn’t appear on the scene until the 70s, some of my favourite 60s bands were, Argent, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Chicago, Crosby, Stills and Nash.

Michael Wilson… The Stranglers, The Damned, Jonathan Richman, T Rex, Eddie and the Hot Rods, Elvis Costello

Di Robinson…  At 16 the Beatles. But then Queen. Still my favourite

Sylvia Sinden… Animals .Stones.Troggs.

Martyn Baker… Stevie Wonder

Eva Neuke… The Beatles!

Ian Mcgilvray… The Sweet

John Wilde… Jimi Hendrix

 

 

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  1. For me, Free keep shining through all the others and there are lots of candidates. The best vocalist of the time, Paul Rodgers, the unique guitar of Paul Kossoff, the unique bass playing of Andy Fraser and the steady rock backbone drumming of Simon Kirke and all giving each other space in creating so many wonderful songs.

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