Yet again, the excellent Timehop has reminded me of the anniversary of a post. As over half of you weren’t following my blog this time last year you probably won’t have seen this ‘masterpiece’ before. Don’t worry, I don’t really think that! But it is a nice little piece of nostalgia, which I think many will relate to – the way we listen to music has changed so much during my lifetime.
A small footnote to the original post: subsequent research has shown me that Eve Of Destruction didn’t actually reach number one in the UK. Funny how our memories play little tricks on us, isn’t it?
Looking back over how our lives have altered since the long gone days of youth, one of the things that has changed a huge amount is how we consume music. I’ll admit to having a subscription to Apple Music, as it is just so easy and convenient, but I do miss the joy of a proper record shop.
I first started getting into music in the early 1960s, just before the Beatles rewrote everything. I can remember the days of listening at lunchtime to the old BBC Light Programme, I think it was called Workers Playtime. My sister and I used to keep our fingers crossed that the one pop song in an hour long show was one that we liked. Then came Radio Luxembourg and the pirate stations, which I used to listen to on a little transistor radio – remember them? – until the then Labour Government…
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