SPB: How old were you when you first picked up an instrument?
Turner: The first instrument I came across I couldn't pick up - it was my mum's piano, which had been her 21st birthday present from her folks when she was younger. It was in the corner of the living room and I used to mess around with it from a pretty early age. My parents actually got me piano lessons when I was about 8 but I hated them and never practiced because I didn't like the music they were making me play. Just as I quit that I got my hands on a guitar. It was a Les Paul gold top actually that a rich kid I knew had been given for his birthday, but he never played it because he wasn't interested. I found it in a cupboard at school and asked if I could play it and he said sure, fine. So for a little while I used to hammer away with that thing and try to figure out chords. So I suppose that was the first time I actually picked an instrument up, as far as I can remember.