Henry - music was a VERY big part of my life. My dad played in a 50s/60s band and used to perform at weddings and dances. I remember they would practice in our basement. As a little girl, they would sit me on top of the speakers and I would watch them practice. I have a wonderful memory of wearing a yellow dress, and my dad sererading me wtih Harry Belefonte's Yellow Bird.
Music always played in our house, but it was always the old standards or 50s/60s. My dad was a HUGE Elvis fan. I'm probably the only one my age with such a strong knowledge of music from "back then".