There's probably a lot 'out here' whose experience is similar to my own. I started reading BILLBOARD when I was 12 or 14 or so, and started each issue by turning to Bill Sach's magic column. Then I returned to the front page and began paging through it. I seldom missed a weekly issue, in spite of the big investment required to purchase an issue (the amount, oddly, I've forgotten). It never ceased to fascinate me, with the oddball adverts, the carney news, and the like. By the time it became AMUSEMENT BUSINESS I'd pretty much moved on to other things. So, Diego, I've no crafty stories of how it affected me--and likely many others don't either, thus the lack of response. On the other hand, affect me it certainly did, and taught me a lot about facets of showbusiness that I otherwise would not have encountered.