born at the times of flower-power and Apollo 13, raised with german and english pop music, I think I have been lucky to have an uncle who gave me my first record player and a record:
I think that this lead me into the right direction, though I still know a lot of pop songs from the seventies….
The same uncle some years later gave me an acoustic guitar, MY FIRST GUITAR, I think I was about sixteen. Originally I wanted a guitar because it was cool to have one. It was some years later when I figured out that one can use it for making music 😉
My target has always been to be able to sing me some songs in my room an play guitar at the same time. So I teached me the first chords on my own. Am, C, D, F, E, E7…..here goes “house of the rising sun”. Add a “G” and an “A” and suddenly I was able to play hundreds of pop songs….
Then I started playing with friends and on family events. The other day a friend ask me if I would like to join a band. Meanwhile I play in this band for about 20 years now. We call ourselfs “Die Gichties”. You can find more information about the band in the main menu item “Gichties”.