Taking a Walk Down Music Memory Lane with #MickRock
As long as I can remember music has been a large part of my life. I like to say my mother raised me on 70’s music and show tunes, hell the first song I remember knowing the words to was “Joy to the World” by Three Dog Night. This progressed into the music of the 80’s that my siblings “forced” me to listen to, then I came into my own in the 90’s. I went from being obsessed with New Kids On The Block to the wonders of TLC and Nirvana to the Spice Girls and The Offspring followed by a very large obsession with N’SYNC. These days I suffer from what I call music ADD, I never know what I’m going to be in the mood for, but one thing is for sure, just about every song I listen to evokes a memory or a feeling, which is really what music is all about.
Famed photographer Mick Rock is stepping out from behind the camera and taking the streets of some of music’s biggest names to get what inspires them and find out what is their “Greatest Ever” music memory. In honor of On The Record with Mick Rock, premiering Aug. 2nd at 8pm ET on Ovation, I’m answering some of the same questions Mick will be asking musicians like Josh Groban, Kings of Leon, The Flaming Lips and Patti LaBelle.
Who is the greatest rock star? This is tough because I have so many favorites. Elvis because he was a music pioneer in so many ways, same with The Beatles. In my generation, I was most exposed to late 80’s + music. I love Bon Jovi and Joan Jett, but I really think that Madonna and Cher are true, kick-ass female rock stars that laid so much ground work for future generations.
What was the best concert you went to? This is a toss up between Social Distortion at Red Rocks or Madonna at Yankee Stadium. Both hold different sets of memories for me but they were also firsts. Social D was my first ever concert at Red Rocks while Madonna was my first time ever seeing her play live.
What is the greatest album of all time? I won’t say this is the BEST album of all time, but one of my favorite albums is A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out from Panic! @ The Disco. This album was basically the soundtrack for one of the best summers of my 20’s.
The greatest song? There is no easy answer to this question. I have so many great songs that I listen to, but if I had to pick one I would say “White Christmas”. This song special to my family and is deeply routed in our holiday traditions, as is the musical is comes from.
Now it’s your turn. What is your greatest song, album or concert? Let me know in the comments below or find me on Twitter via @entertainista.
Don’t forget to tune into the premiere of “On The Record with Mick Rock”, premiering this Sunday, August 2, 8pm ET on Ovation.
Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by On The Record with Mick Rock, however all opinions/answers are my own.