My music taste developed oddly. I liked film soundtracks as introduced to me by Geoff Love and his Orchestra on the Music for Pleasure label: Big War Themes etc. I then liked Billy Joel. Dire Straits was the first group I liked due to a cousin giving my dad a cassette of Love Over Gold which I then got obsessed about. Vangelis and classical music, blues, the eclectic carelessness of my parent’s record collection, Ray Charles, Sam Cooke and Simon and Garfunkel. My history teacher sold me a pile of classical records. Including some Elvis.
Pink Floyd, when they came along, were a natural fit.
John Bleasdale is a writer. His work has appeared in The Guardian, The Independent, Il Manifesto, as well as CineVue.Com and theStudioExec.com. He has also written a number of plays, screenplays and novels.