So I thought about this Music prompt. My earliest memories of music is my mother singing Que Sera Sera and From a Jack to a King, while she was baking in the kitchen or hanging out the washing. My own personal experience with music began when I saw the Beatles on Top of the Pops in the early ’60s on BBC. Everyone watched this show. It ran through the top 20. It was like a religious service. Every week we watched The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Faces, Freddie and Dreamers, The Dave Clark Five, Roy Orbison, PJ Proby, The Merseybeats, The Hollies, The Who, The Move, I remember them all. Since the 1960s, people have measured their lives in a soundtrack. I worked in the music business, as a stage humper, a roadie, promoter and then, later, as a music journalist. It gave me a living and a chance to see the world. When I’m sitting at my desk, writing, there is music playing in the background, all the time. I listen to vinyl but I also have most of my music digitized, too. We all make playlists but I thought I’d start a project called ‘Everything I want to Hear’ and go through my own music collection from A to Z, about 28,500 songs and put my best of the best, in one playlist. I’m 1.8 days into it by now and just reached the letter “P’, so there’s still a long way to go but there’s 740 tracks on the list, already. To give you an example, here’s the first 104 songs, in alphabetical order and it runs from A to the beginning of, er, B. Hope you enjoy.






everything 6a



Or, instead of listing by artist’s name, in alphabetical order. Here’s how the first page looks when the songs are listed, alphabetically


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