Stephen Parker spoke to PHOP about his getting his first transistor radio and how it led to a life-long interest in music.
His Dad worked in the electronics industry so for his eighth birthday he was given a selection of transistor radios to choose from. He selected this Stellar model because it had a panel on the side for putting photographs in. “It still has the original photos in the display panel – the photo behind the one of Bob Dylan is of Jimi Hendrix!”
Listening to Radio Luxembourg late at night in his bedroom introduced him to bands like the Beatles and the Rolling Stones but it was Bob Dylan and Eric Clapton that were his first major influences.