I've always found it pretty interesting how people tend to have stories about how they were introduced to their favorite bands, would like to know CWebbers'. Here are mine:
AC/DC: Gave a coworker a ride home once when I was working at Wal-Mart back in late 2000. He noticed I had absolutely no music he liked in my car. At the time I really wasn't into any type of Western music whatsoever. Anyway, he ranted and raved about how great his favorites, Boston, were. Once we got to his house he ran inside to get me a Boston album, but once inside he apparently couldn't find it. So grabbed what he thought to be the next best thing, AC/DC Live, and asked me to listen to it for a few days and see what I think. The rest, as they say, is history.
Led Zeppelin: I went to Best Buy on a Thanksgiving Day sale to look for some cheap electronics and picked their Early Days and Latter Days greatest hits double album. For some reason I wasn't entirely impressed and gave it to my sister. My girl found out that I had a fleeting interest in the band so went out and bought me a box-set that included all of their studio albums for christmas. Being home alone one day, I played all of the albums one by one in my DVD player and that moment on I was hooked.
Junoon: Worst story yet, but here goes. Junoon were still only just trying to make it and their first album had been a big flop. Basically they were only ever on the scene due to the guitarist's popularity with his previous band and because they were pretty unique in Pakistan at the time. Following their second album's release, their distributor's devised a cheesy marketing strategy where you could get a half album with six of their songs on it with a purchase of Colgate toothpaste. This is how I came to get their album and I knew I wanted everything they ever made from then on in, and I did.