Thanks to my good friend Kerry Thorpe, I grew into the school of Prog whilst still in Middle School, but my path was not as delineated by Prog as one might imagine.
Dateline: Christmas 1978.
Boney M were riding high in the charts, and I was at a loss for Christmas present ideas for my sisters, so as I knew they all liked Boney M, I decided to buy them the album, Nightflight to Venus, to be shared and enjoyed by all three of them – call me a skinflint if you will but that’s how it was. We all lived in the same house and there were a limited number of record players, just two if memory serves.
Sometime later the next year when my sisters had played the album to death, I chose my moment and gave the thing a listen to in its entirety and I had to grudgingly admit, to myself, that it was quite good…
But don’t spread that story about. 😉