Definitive interests and influences include the usual suspects:
The Beatles, Early Stones (through 1975), Paul Revere and the Raiders, The Who, etc,
Prog - Genesis/Gabriel/Hackett, Emerson,ELP/The Nice, etc
Canterbury - Hatfield, Softs, Caravan, Gong,etc
Zeuhl - Can, Magma, Neu!, etc
R.I.O - Henry Cow, Aqsac Maboul, Muffins, etc
Bop and Free Jazz - too many to list, but Miles, Shepp, Pharoh, McCoy, Threadgill, AACM, etc..
Fusion - Return to Forever, McLaughlin, etc
And so on. You get the picture. I also love 70s and 80's Southern Cali punk, and British Proto-Punk (the Jam, and did I mention XTC?) through a lot of the good new wave from the 80's (Japan,Prefab Sprout, etc)
Classical - Schoenburg, Eisler, Messiaen, etc
I was also a fan of the 45. Two songs, approximately 7-10 total minutes to state your case. Nice...