Pop Music: The Soundtrack to My Childhood

The cover of a catalogue divided into red, white, black and grey boxes, each containing a graphic of audio equipment of the 1960s. The name Heathkit is emblazoned across the centre.
catalogue from which my dad bought his stereo kit (my own photo)

I fell in love with pop music at an early age. My young ears regularly listened appreciatively to chart hits that my parents had illicitly recorded from the radio onto a reel-to-reel tape recorder. These included Sacha Distel’s This Guy’s in Love With You, Chris Montez’s The More I See You and The Green Green Grass of Home by Tom Jones. My…

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Joseph Yossarian

Joseph Yossarian

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Freelance writer and blogger from the north-east coast of England, specialising in true crime, childhood memories and whatever takes my fancy.