Nearly 8 Years Employment
ME: Hi Jon. So what music was playing in your house when you were a kid?
JG: My parents didn't really have records but they always had the radio on.
To pop stations?
Yeah, and when I turned 6 my parents moved to a new house out in the suburbs in a new development where there weren't any other kids around, so I made friends with the radio. So from the time I was 5 until I was 10, which is roughly 1965-1970, I absorbed Top 40 radio like a sponge. Pretty good timing, huh?
Totally, you lucked out. What was the first song/record that really got you into music?
Um I remember being really blown away by "Reflections" by the Supremes and "Monday Monday" by the Mamas and the Papas. Oh and "Windy" by the Association.
What's the first show you went to?
The first real concert I went to was one of the worst concerts I have ever been to because when I was 14 I went to see Jimmy Buffett in Peoria.
Peoria got very few concerts back then.
Who took you?
I went by myself. He had a song on the radio that I liked. When I heard other songs I thought, "Oh, this isn't very good."
But the second concert was Bob Seger and that was a big step up.