Oh come on blue2blue you had to like some teeny bopper music as a child didn't you?
When I was a kid I just loved the Banana Splits.
I remember collecting Kelloggs cereal box tops and sending them in to order their records. I still remember the anticipation of waiting for what must have been at least a month before I received two yellow 45s with four songs on each. Man I loved those records and would play them everyday when I got home from school.
I guess you could say the Banana Splits were one of my first influences musically.
When I saw them on TV I knew that was what I wanted to do when I grew up.
This was my favorite:
Well, there was this little, yellow, plastic 78 rpm of "Mairsy Doats" that used to drive my folks nuts...
ADDENDUM: And I should hasten to say that even though I listened to some cool music in my middle school/early high school years (jazz, boss, folk), I also listened to stuff that was pretty universally accepted as lame. Dude, I owned a Mantovani album. That was even too square for my folks. There was just this period when I was fascinated by the sound of string ensembles, what can I say. And Mantovani had, you know,, that glistening thing pretty good as I recall. But it's... uh... been a while.