My early experience of music came in the form of a mix tape that my step-dad obtained as being part of a mobile disco (that's how my mum met him). To be allowed to play this cassette during my childhood was a special privilege, and to avoid it wearing out or getting chewed up in a player (as I remember it doing at least once, and much to my distress*) I had my own copy (long since lost). This cassette contains a treasure trove of chart hits from the early 1980s/late 1970s - I feel a great sense of nostalgia when I hear any of these songs play on the radio today (as they still do), and I imagine them playing on their original vinyl and being recorded to this cassette during a 1980s disco.

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*for some reason I developed a phobia to chewed up cassette tape jammed in a player and always had to get my dad to untangle the mess from mine.

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