From I was Morrissey's roadie:
"Then I am asked: “What was the first record you ever bought? Moz asks everyone that, I’m told. What would your answer be?”
Being involved in music I have often been asked this question and my policy recently has been honesty. It wasn’t the Velvet Underground, Sex Pistols or the Jesus and Mary Chain, it was Rocket Man, by Elton John. “F*** me, Andrew,” he says. “Don’t tell Moz that, you’ll be right out the door. T. Rex is always good.”"
Never meet your heroes . . . or put them on google alert . . . it always disappoints.