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My "prime time" era is from the mid 50's to the mid 70's. I can identify artists for a wide range of styles--rock, easy listening, country, soul, pop, jazz and big band. My particular specialty is linking songs to record labels.
I've been a music collector since I was a child--first with 45 and 33 1/3 records, reel to reel tapes (never got into cassettes!), CD's and now mp3's. At one point I had more than 25,000 45s and 10,000 LPs. Many have been sold, but the music lives on electronically.
Degree in journalism; 13 years experience in radio and TV. Almost became a music major; I played trumpet in band, orchestra and jazz band.