I was raised listening to Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley, and Johnny Cash's early stuff. I was introduced to Bob Dylan while a student at Ohio University the year that John Kennedy was shot. And, nothing was the same after that. I had an uncle who played steel guitar and sometimes sang in a country and western, gospel band. He told me: "buy anything that guy writes, sings or records and you will know something about the way music should be created."
I soon began listening to not only Dylan but some of the other mainstream blues, folk and rock'n'roll singers. Got hooked on Mississippi John Hurt, Muddy Waters, Van Morrison, and Eric Clapton.
I am still listening at age sixty-five and loving it. And like photography the songs freeze the moment in time, and seem to last forever.