Week four of my musical trip down memory lane where sometimes I don't even much like the music and the memories are odd, but hey ho let's go, as the Ramones said although they're not my letter R.
Instead, I offer you Jonathan Richman. He is one of those musicians who just seems to go and do whatever takes his fancy. This might explain why he doesn't bestride the earth like a mighty Colossus, but I don't suppose he cares. His great contribution to my musical memories is Roadrunner, which he did with his band The Modern Lovers.
Around the time it was released in 1976 I was obsessed with motorbikes and it was the perfect accompaniment to daydreaming about being on two wheels. I used to scrounge goes on friends' mopeds and motorbikes and eventually bought a motorbike of my own. It was a short-lived love affair as the big end went and my motorbike rotted away. Never mind, there's still Roadrunner.
Also-rans: Radiohead and, specifically, their single Creep. This came on the radio as I was driving to the funeral of a friend who died too young. It has absolutely nothing to do with him, but that's the way it is sometimes, the tune just sticks. Anyone thinking R would be the Rolling Stones was wrong with a capital R.