I was born in 1995, but my parents wisely raised me on Beatles, Bob Dylan, the Kinks, Cream, and Harry Nilsson.
My first memory of pop music is trying to piece together the lyrics to Hey Bulldog, my first favorite Beatles song, perhaps song in general. I remember being about three years old, and stunned that so many of my little three-year-old peers could not recite the Beatles lineup. I remember Bob Dylan's Blood on the Tracks album from very early on as well. When I was a little older, my dad got me very into the Kinks and the Who, and somehow I found my way to the Doors and Janis Joplin. Then through Janis, I found my way to the San Francisco sound. And now I've converted both my parents to it as well.
Trouble in mind, lord I'm blue
But I won't be blue always
The sun's gonna shine in my door,
Shine in my back door someday