Apart from the lack of any vocal talent or looks, the thing that stopped me being a top rock star was a problem remembering the words to songs. Some people (like Jayne) can sing along to something they have only heard a few times on the radio. I can’t even remember all the words to some of my favourite songs, and others I never even knew what the words were except for the chorus.
Last night and tonight I was listening to the newly re-released Goodbye Yellow Brick Road album and found that I actually know nearly all the words to the whole double album. Even the non-single tracks, and this is despite only having heard it a few times in the last 25 years and probably not at all since I bought it on CD two or three years ago.
Partly this is because I had the vinyl LP at a time when I only had a handful of records so listened to it a lot, while reading the lyrics in the huge gatefold sleeve, but I think a lot of it is because it is just a brilliant record. Is it really 40 years old? It still sounds fresh now.