One of the perks of my teen obsession with The Hooters is that love lead me to new types of music I hadn’t heard, like ska and reggae. This revelation brings me to a great concert featuring two bands I really liked.
The Hooters mentioned Bob Marley as an influence and I begin listening to his work. Not long after, I discover Bob’s son, Ziggy and his band. When I find out that Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers are coming to town, opening for INXS, I spend that week’s allowance and the next on tickets. (I end up taking a girl from my class who never pays me for the ticket. Yes, I still haven’t forgotten that.)
The show was amazing. And after Michael Hutchence died in 1997, I was glad I at least got to see INXS once.
I still listen to Ziggy every now and then. As for melody making, well, I do enough of that on my own, singing and dancing my way through every day.
Two videos for the last day of the challenge!
Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers
My all-time favorite INXS song
This post is part of the Blogging A to Z Challenge. My theme is Musical Memoir. Each Monday through Saturday, I explore personal memories through my love of music, inspired and coordinated by the letters of the alphabet. Join in the fun and participate in the challenge, or leave a comment and enjoy some conversation. Thanks for reading. Peace.