Time collecting: 28 years
I'm 50 years old from the UK and I've been collecting since I was 22 years old. It was T Rex that got me started. I watched a documentary on T Rex and went out the next day to buy original T Rex LP's. Then I got the bug for collecting.
My Uncle used to play Beatles records on my father's record player because he didn't have one. I was 5 years old and was immediately switched on to the amazing sound. I'd heard all sorts of bands and types of music but when I heard The Beatles my mind was just switched on.
I'm missing quite a few export LPs and a Beatles and Frank Ifield on Stage portrait sleeve.
I love my Polydor records. The Beatles hated the likes of My Bonnie and Aint She Sweet but I really like them because it was the beginning of everything - the Hamburg days.
I have a stereo Introducing the Beatles ad back but the missing holy grail is a stereo Beatles and Frank Ifield Portrait cover.