I remember my father always having his stereo on, as he has always been into music. He always had a top of the line stereo system, and the music was always loud.......the way it should be!
From the late 60's to the early 70's I remember hearing Johnny Cash more than anything else.
The early 70's he played alot of Cream.
From the mid to late 70's it was The Beatles.
Late 70's to early 80's it was Rod Stewart and The Beatles.
During the early and mid 80's he was into The Rolling Stones and The Beatles.
A few fond memories are when he would play The Concert For Bangladesh, and during Christmas he would always put on The Elvis Christmas Album and The Ventures Christmas Album - still two of my favorites during the holidays!
When I was 11 or 12 years old, my cousin would stay with us from time to time. He was 16 or 17, and had his first car - you know, the one with the piece of crap stereo in it - and he was into Boston, Kansas, The Who, ELO and AC/DC just to name a few.......man do I remember listening to alot of his music while sitting in the backseat of his car wherever we were going.
I still love to listen to all of those artists, and more often than not I find myself being able to sing along word for word without having heard the song for many years.
I would have to say it was my Father who had the greatest influence on my musical taste.