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What were you favourite bands when you were a kid or a teenager? What do you think that says about you and your community?

The TEDsters were born in different eras, different places all over the world.

What music you chose, why you do it and what that expresses says a lot about the person, the times, the moral paradigm and political landscape.

Music has always been an integral part of my life. I've been a goth, an emo, a rock-girl, a punk and more, both listening and making music, depending on the period. Some bands that have influenced me are still a good reference, some of them are just a sentimental insight.

Back to the question - what music did you chose when you were young and what do you think it says about the times, the community you grew up in and you yourself, as a person?

In other words - some like Iron Maiden, some like U2, some like other bands, some like everything, some do not. Why do you think that is?

All replies and comments are welcome.

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  • Aug 4 2013: I started my Rock Interests with Elvis in the 50's as a child, from my older brothers record collection and music on the radio. I got together with friends and we 'performed' the Motown girl groups--The Supremes, Shirelles, etc for ourselves with all the 'moves' we could manage! Bob Dylan inspired me to try to learn the harmonica, which I never did master and 'Everybody Must Get Stoned' was a delight knowing that I wasn't alone in making childhood mistakes and taking blame! Bobby Vinton and others filled in nicely right before The British Invasion and we all chose 'sides' and our favorite band member--I was on The Stones side up against The Beatles, of course, which I also enjoyed. Simon and Garfunkel was even discussed in the classroom (Sounds of Silence) in High school and I also enjoyed the other popular songs of the day. Jimi Hendrix was something new and exciting we hadn't heard the likes of before along with Led Zepplin and Janis Joplin. The Folk Singers caught our attention with the Hippie Movement of the 60's and dabbling a little in The Blues with Paul Butterfield Blues Band and The Blues Project.

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