An early fan, mine was Love Me Do by The Beatles in early January 1963, courtesy of a music token –a present at Christmas. I actually bought TWO singles with that token, the other being (whisper it!) a comedy disc, Gossip Calypso, by Bernard Cribbins. Yes, my credibility probably went down a notch or two at the time, but then again, in my defence, I was only nine and a half! Now, 55 years later, and after reading Maximum Volume, I can admit to feeling a slight sense of redemption.