Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich's first musical memory is of Deep Purple. Not bad. Mine is of Ray Stevens. My Mom, Dad, and myself singing "Everything Is Beautiful" along with the record. It's a warm, happy memory that will live with me forever...but Ray Stevens is not as cool as Deep Purple. Lars may have earlier memories of music but I'm sure he went with the most Rock memory.
This clip is taken from Dave Grohl's Sound City Documentary. I love it because Lars' love of the memory and of the band is heartfelt. Just like Metallica's cover of Deep Purple's "When A Blind man Cries" from the Re- Machined tribute to the Machine Head album. You can tell much respect and love went into recording it. You can read more about that on Mistress Carrie's Music Director Blog.