Growing up in Sydney during the 1970's and 1980's was great for going to see bands in pubs and of course those magical big out-door concerts and festivals often featured bands like:
The Angels, Cold Chisel, Dragon, Mentals Anything, Midnight Oil, INXS, Richard Clapton etc. and who can forget the International Tours from bands like Dire Straits, John Mellencamp, U2, Talking Heads, David Bowie. etc
I like most music fans also collected records (remember them) from many of my international influences like:
America, The Beatles, The Stones, Bob Dylan, The Eagles, Neil Young, David Bowie, Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR), Bryan Ferry, Bruce Springstein, Pink Floyd, Supertramp, Steve Miller Band, The Cars, Eric Clapton, Gerry Rafferty and The Doors.
Even though I still love all types of music, I think that I have mellowed a bit and developed a more acoustics taste with artists like:
Jack Johnson, Pete Murray, Jason Mraz, Newton Faulkner and my son's passion for Green Day drawn has drawn me into some of their ballads.