Jon and I started fooling around with music during 10th grade. Jon was taking guitar lessons, learning the entire Led Zeppelin and Jimi Hendrix catalog from front to back; I was thinking I was cool because I knew who the Ramones were.
I dragged out my old snare drum from elementary band, and we'd play "Rock & Roll" by Led Zeppelin over and over. Eventually we wrote some original songs as well.
Jon inspired me to start learning chords from a "Blonde On Blonde" songbook, and taught me some of the stuff he was learning as well. We recorded these songs on a cassette player at his parents' house.