Have loved music since Elvis and the Everly Brothers. I lived through the whole Sixties "experience" but saw it completely different from the typical baby boomer. I never did the drugs, sex and rock and roll thing; just the rock and roll. If the world was "Happy Days", I was Richie Cunningham. As a high school teen, I sang all of Ricky Nelson's hits for friends at parties. I have an incredible knack for remembering useless information. I'm among a diminishing number of people who still recognizes and appreciates singer/songwriter Jake Holmes' fantastic voice in commercials. I survived the Sixties but not without scars. They left me with a muscle car addiction that I struggle with still today. I ride motorcycles and play music to get me through it.
No self-flattery here. [don't start me lyin']
Emerson, Lake and Palmer
Alan Parsons Project
Jon Mark, Jake Holmes. More recent influences are John Barry, John Williams, Ennio Morrico
Began playing guitar at age 12. (Never made great strides; played same melodies and chords for decades.). Learned to play keyboards at the very late age of 42. Love movie scores; I'm one of those people who reads the credits. Favorite score is John Barry's "Dances With Wolves".