Originally Posted by Joseph
No shame in liking anyone who writes their own music and plays their own instruments.
Now you should be ashamed if you liked a boy band.
Well, uh, I did become something resembling an NSYNC fan after taking my daughters to a concert in Lexington several years ago!
Thank the Lord it was just a temporary thing.
I grew up listening to and enojoying many of the artists that have been mentioned in this thread; heck, I've even PAID $$$ to see Elton John (Rupp Arena), Lionel Richie and the Commodores (Louisville's Freedom Hall), and REO Speedwagon (Johnson City, TN's Freedom Hall) in concert.
I've bought the music of ABBA, Air Supply
, Bryan Adams, Styx, and Starship, and I can even give you a few more artists that I've either attended their concerts or laid down cash for their songs---Neil Diamond, Gordon Lightfoot, Eric Carmen
, the Bee Gees
, Dr. Hook, Billy Joel, Barry Manilow, John Cougar Mellencamp, Gerry Rafferty, Prince, Simon & Garfunkel, Rod Stewart, Cat Stevens, Al Stewart, Toto, and I could go on and on.
Now, my final two I'd like to add are not really ones that I'm ashamed of, as the thread title says, but ones that some of you might THINK I should be!
I have had a LIFELONG admiration and appreciation for Journey (who I finally saw in concert, minus Steve Perry, at Riverbend a few years ago) and for Dan Fogelberg (who I saw in concert at the Starwood Amphitheatre in Nashville many years ago).
Those two are about the only ones I've mentioned here whose music I still play and enjoy listening to.