David Bickford, What Are You Listening To?
When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station
would play right now? I listen to KJZZ for news by day and jazz by night. I grew up listening to rock, and it still forms the bulk of my music collection, but Blaise Lantana of KJZZ has really helped me appreciate the jazz my late father enjoyed. Otherwise, I listen to the thousands of songs in my iTunes library.
What's the first album you bought? I reluctantly admit that The Partridge Family, Sound Magazine was the first album that actually belonged to me. I got it as a gift in the early '70s. It took a few years beyond that for me to realize that my parents' copy of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, by The Beatles) was much more interesting. I then went out and got another great Beatles album, Revolver, the first one I obtained with my own allowance money.
What's the first concert you saw? Yes, the British progressive rock band, at Madison Square Garden in 1978. I still have good memories of their extended live version of "Roundabout."
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