“The first album I can remember actually buying and paying for myself was “Little Deuce Coupe” by the Beach Boys.
I remember the event vividly. Just about 10 years old at the time, my cousin Sue and I took the bus into Malden Square in Massachusetts. There use to be a little record store there just below where I took drum lessons.
I bought the Beach Boys album, and she bought ‘Meet the Beatles.’ When we got home and upon listening to both albums, I tried my damnedest – to no avail – to get her to trade records with me.
To this day, the Beatles are still my favorite band.”