I nicked this idea from another poster. I hope it catches on so I'm seen as one of the founders of a new trend, rather than as a plagiariser!
Age: 0-5 (1982-1987)
I was born in Belgium and went to a French-speaking school. My favourite artist was Henri Dès
who sang funny children's songs in French. I think the first gig I ever went to was one of his and I remember it vaguely.
I also listened to a lot of what my parents did. I remember standing on chairs with my sisters with my ears against the speakers to Whitney Houston
, Mike Oldfield
, The Eurythmics
and Dire Straits
which were on the record player!
Age: 5-9 (1987-1991)
My family had moved to Barbados. I remember liking The Beach Boys
a lot and my mum used to play the tape in the car. I also remember listening to a lot of local calypso and soca music.
Age: 9-11 (1991-1993)
My family had moved to Cameroon. This is when I actually sarted putting on CDs, tapes and records although I didn't have any of my own so my choice was constrained to my parents' music. …