I am 69, so this goes back a few years.
I have been listening to music (radio), since the Fifties. By high school, I really liked instrumental groups, such as Booker T and the MGs and the Ventures.
I wanted to play electric guitar and I bought an old Silvertone from a high school buddy in 1969, but I never sat down and started learning. College, the Air Force, work, marriage and kids happened taking up the Seventies, Eighties, Nineties and all of this century up to last year.
I really like Classic Rock, especially the bass lines. It never occurred to me that I could get a bass and learn how to play it. I like, in no particular order: Bachman Turner Overdrive, Deep Purple, Beatles, Cream, Jefferson Airplane, Chigago, Santana, Doobie Brothers, Beach Boys and others.
Last year, my younger sister passed away. She had a Stelling banjo, with which she had played bluegrass for several years and I inherited this banjo. I tried playing it for a few weeks with online lessons, and I really liked the process of learning how to pick and fret. What did not work was that I had no passion for bluegrass and no feeling for what I was trying to play.
Attempting to play the banjo is what really inspired me to start playing bass, so I bought a bass, practice amp and misc stuff and signed up for the Bassbuzz course a year ago. I am a little more than halfway through, and I am a bit amazed at how much I have learned in the past year, and expect to learn a lot more and keep improving.