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Ian Payne Chairman of Bay Restaurant Group and Town & City Pub Company, chooses his favourite tracks First record bought: Twisting the Night Away...

Ian Payne Chairman of Bay Restaurant Group and Town & City Pub Company, chooses his favourite tracks

First record bought:

Twisting the Night Away

Sam Cooke

This single still brings back memories of 1962, standing in the listening booth in Broadmeads store in Maidstone then shelling out 6s 8d, which my Aunty Nita had given me for my birthday. The start of a life-long love affair with rock and pop.

1. IN MY LIFE

The Beatles

How do you pick a favourite Beatles track? John Lennon was 25-years-old when he wrote the song. It remains a remarkable lyric and is probably the best track on Rubber Soul.

2. CORTEZ THE KILLER

Neil Young

Neil Young has retained his credibility better than any of the great '60s artists. This song encapsulates everything that makes him great, a haunting melody, terrific lyrics and a guitar sound to die for. He played this on his UK tour last month and it sounded as good as ever.

3. GOING FOR THE ONE

Yes

I first saw Yes when they were third on the bill at an art-school dance. A few years later they were one of the biggest bands in the world. This is for Jonathan Neame, a fellow fan!

4. Wichita Lineman

Jimmy Webb

Jimmy Webb (pictured) is my music hero. Forget the Glen Campbell version, this track comes from Jimmy's solo album Ten Easy Pieces. The man is a creative genius.

5. VICTIM OF LOVE

The Eagles

Long Road out of Eden released late last year must be the best comeback album ever made (their last studio album was released 27 years earlier), but I have chosen an earlier classic, which shows just how much they now miss Don Felder's guitar playing. The harmonies on this are classic Eagles.

6. BODHISATTVA

Steely Dan

This live version from Alive in America features the mighty Dennis Chambers on drums and spellbinding guitar work. To misquote Carlsberg: probably the greatest band of the '70s. I saw them live on their first UK tour in 1973 and they have never disappointed since.

7. LIVING IN THE FUTURE

Bruce Springsteen

The E Street Band are undoubtedly the greatest live rock band in the world. The Magic album released last year is a massive return to form by the Boss, and this track nearly took the roof off 02 when they took the place by storm in December. The song is classic Springsteen.

8. LOVE SO DEEP

Walter Trout and the Radicals

I just had to include one air-guitar track and you cannot beat playing along with Walter. He is one of the great blues guitarists. This track is guaranteed to keep any music fan in the pub for another pint.

9. ALL THE LOVE OF THE UNIVERSE

Santana

Gregg Rolie on keyboards and Michael Shrieve on drums combine to make this one of the all time Santana classics from the Caravanserai album. If this track does not lift the spirits, you are probably dead.

10. JUST A LITTLE LOVIN'

Shelby Lynne

I would never have believed that any singer could take Dusty Springfield's classic songs and improve on them, but Shelby Lynne has done just that. Buy this record today and put it in your juke box, you will not be disappointed.

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