NAME: Mark Rose
BAND AFFILIATION: Ten Year Vamp
1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … I should think up something cool to say, but honestly, it was the Village People’s “YMCA” album. And yes, I still have it. The first 45s I bought were Pat Benatar’s “Heartbreaker” and Robert Palmer’s “Bad Case Of Lovin’ You.” I still have them, too.
2. THE FIRST CONCERT THAT I EVER SAW WAS … It was Phil Collins at SPAC. My mom was a teacher at Scotia Glenville at the time and got tickets for a student of hers who didn’t have tickets but was a big fan. My brother and I went along. I remember being awestruck listening the entire audience sing “Take Me Home.”
3. THE FIRST MUSICAL INSTRUMENT I EVER OWNED OR PLAYED WAS … Piano. I took lessons between 3rd and 8th grade. I hated it, but my mom forced me, and said I would regret quitting. She let me quit when I hit 9th grade, and yup, she was right. Oh man, was she right.