Greetings from Cathy MacDonald
This week, former Labour Home Secretary, Alan Johnson revealed that he'd once harboured dreams of becoming a popstar, and mentioned, in rather embarrassed fashion I suspect, that amongst the first music tracks he'd ever bought was the unfashionably "Fings ain't wot they used to be" by Max Bygraves.
It got me thinking about what my own first album or cassette purchase was - definitely not CD - and it was either Bob Dylan's Desire, or Paul Simon's There Goes Rhymin' Simon - nothing to be ashamed of, even if it does date me!
Both terrific, gifted artistes in their own right, who churned out even more memorable hits than those 70s greats. It's a good sign that I still come back to them, no matter the mood, but I tend to throw in a bit of Streisand now, and the ocassional piece of classical music - just to slow it all down.
Why don't you share some of your first musical tracks with us here on the Greetings programme, and you can even tie it all in with a dedication which we can feature on the show.