Some of these were guilty pleasures until I realized there was nothing guilty about them. The others were just my bad.
  1. Bob Dylan, age 10
    I kept hearing him referred to as a folk musician, which I equated with John Denver and camp sing alongs. Then I heard BLONDE ON BLONDE
  2. The Beach Boys, age 16
    One time I was listening to them on my Walkman, and a boy I had a crush on asked what I was listening to, and I lied and said C+C Music Factory, because that's what I thought he would think was cool.
  3. Mark Knopfler, age 17
  4. Simon and Garfunkel, age 18
  5. Johnny Cash, age 19
    He was too Country, and in high school country = lame
  6. Dolly Parton, age 19
  7. Bruce Springsteen, age 25
    I was pretty stubborn on this one for a very long time. My bad.
  8. Kris Kristofferson, age 25
  9. Fleetwood Mac, age 26
  10. Electric Light Orchestra, age 26
  11. Peter Gabriel, age 27