I know we've had a lot of music Friday OTs lately, so I'm sorry for doing another one - it was just super-timely. Chris Cornell's passing yesterday hit a lot of people hard. I heard a lot of people mentioning about how his music is one of the voices they remember most from their formative years - maybe the pre-teen to teen era when they were just finding the type of music they liked, rather than what their parents had forced them to hear. Who are some of the defining artists of your "musical awakening?" They might be good OR bad - I mean, if you grew up in 1982, there was definitely good and bad music available. --------------- For me, I started listening to music at a really young age. I would listen to (then) KKEZ in Ft. Dodge, which at the time played a really varied mix of current and classic rock. I had loved the Who for as long as I remember (even though Keith Moon had died before I was born), but in those early years, I loved everything from The Cars to The Police to Wang Chung. In my teen years, probably my most played artists were REM, Dr. Dre, Boyz II Men, Soundgarden, Alanis Morrisette when she was still slightly edgy, Beastie Boys, Nirvana.