I wasn't really into music before Queen. I just watched music on MTV (back in those days when there was, in fact, music on MTV). I really kept up to date with the whole music scene, but none of the music ever really did anything for me.
All I can remember is Barry Manilow. I had some of those kids storybook records, like Superman in some amazing adventure. Then mom let me have her Manilow Greatest Hits double album and a Perry Como album. I just remember playing Barry Manilow quite a bit.
I actually wasn't that into music before Queen. I just listened to whatever was popular at the time, until I got annoyed with it all and started to seek out new music. It's amazing how many artists Queen have led me to that I wouldn't have listened to before.
The Beatles... but I still love them. They share a spot with Queen at the top of my list. I did go through a terrible phase in 3rd-4th grade when I liked *NSYNC and was friends with the popular girls. I've tried to block that period in my life out of my memory.
Although I always liked Queen since I was a kid, I didn't become a hardcore fan until Freddie died and all the tributes and Queen marathons on the radio made me realize that Queen was indeed the biggest ban ever.
Before then I was a huge fan of Michael Jackson, and Guns N' Roses.
Erm... I struggle to even recall.
I remember I used to dig naff mainstream pop/r&b music. But I was also into stuff like The Kinks at the time.
Then I went through a period of liking no music at all.
Then Queen and stuff.
Then the post-Queen stuff. ie, now. :o)
well it's kinda hard since I never really listened to music seriously until I started listening to Queen, so really it was just what my parents were listening to...beach boys, motown stuff, c.w. mccall, ummm nitty gritty dirt band...some more oldies....you get the idea
I wasnt really into music till queen...
Listened to tons and tons of opera and classical music though...
and showtunes because i was always in musicals...Oh! And lots of clubby dance music (or international, mainly mexican BANDA ) cos of my mother...