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Hi, I’m Colin Howard. I was dragged up in the sixties and seventies in the Manchester area of the UK.
Music, like food and oxygen, has always been an important part of my life; indeed, life’s memories and events are often recalled by music.
I grew up with a sister who was 4 years older than me, so I was exposed to music, particularly the Beatles, from an early age.
The first album I bought was Led Zeppelin II and then Deep Purple in Rock and, over the years, my tastes extended to include Focus, Steely Dan and Emerson Lake and Palmer. My favourite band of my teens, however, was Ten Years After, with the late, great Alvin Lee on lead guitar. I was fortunate to live in area with a lively, live music scene, seeing in concert, Ten Years After, Focus, Supertramp and The Moody Blues and being in a rock band, which played in the Stockport area in the mid-1970s.
I have a very varied taste in music and enjoy listening to all types – not all of them rock.
Outside music, my interests are football, our cats and I have written, and had published, two books on the West Somerset Railway, which is a steam railway in the south-west of England.
I love sharing my music and look forward to interacting with you on Rock Radio. Please send me any comments or requests to