Of the five most important things in life, health is first, education or knowledge is second, and wealth is third. I forget the other two.
All were artists, playing foolish, having fights and making love as if the rest of the world had no racial problems whatsoever.
Hail, hail rock and roll / Deliver me from the days of old,
They're drinkin' home brew from a wooden cup. The folks were dancin' there got all shook up.
You know, your ears record. You might can sing a song once you hear it.
All in all it was my intention to hold both the black and the white clientele by voicing the different kinds of songs in their customary tongues.
Looking hard for a drive in, searching for a corner cafe, where the hamburgers sizzle on an open grill night and day,
If the people in the audience are talking, you're being ignored. If the people are gazing at you, you've got something they want to hear.
You're doing a great job, kid. I'm the one screwing up.
My music is simple stuff. Anybody can sit down, look at a set of symbols and produce sounds the music represents.
Prejudice doesn't make me mad. It just - I guess 'pisses me off' is the word.
Curiosity provoked me to lay a lot of our country stuff on our predominantly black audience and some of our black audience began whispering "who is that black hillbilly at the Cosmo?"
Rock's so good to me. Rock is my child and my grandfather.
but your attitude doesn't.
A contract is an ask game, and if it asks for an hour, and I submit to an hour, then it's an hour. When I look at a contract, I look at the obligation - where, when, how long, the compensation. If I agree to it, that's the way it is. I have an obligation. They have an obligation.
I'm a millionaire, but I cut the grass. And each time I cut it, it's my grass. And that is satisfying.
It's amazing how much you can learn if your intentions are truly earnest. Chuck Berr
Don't let the same dog bite you twice.
This is my 1963 Ford. It was the only car I could A-Ford.
Roll over, Beethoven, and tell Tchaikovsky the news.
The gateway to freedom...was somewhere close to New Orleans where most Africans were sorted through and sold. I had driven through New Orleans on tour and I'd been told my great grandfather had lived way back up in the woods among the evergreens in a log cabin. I revived the era with a song about a
It's amazing how much you can learn if your intentions are truly earnest.
Hopefully, it's going to make this project happen much sooner than we had expected before.
I grew up thinking art was pictures until I got into music and found I was an artist and didn't paint.
The Big Band Era is my era. People say, 'Where did you get your style from?' I did the Big Band Era on guitar. That's the best way I could explain it.
A song is a song. But there are some songs, ah, some songs are the greatest. The Beatles song Yesterday. Listen to the lyrics.
Praise doesn't mean anything to me. I don't judge myself.
Back in the class room, open your books, keep up, the teacher don't know how mean she looks.
You don't just go to the studio and say, 'I'm going to write a hit.' It becomes a hit when people like your compositions.
Don't let the same dog bite you twice. Chuck Berr