Roll Quotes by Patti Smith, Michael Hayden, Bobby Keys, Madonna Ciccone, Paul McCartney, Victor Kiam and many others.
I’m a showgirl. After 20 years in show business, I’ve learned to roll with the punches.
She is the rock ‘n’ roll queen. Weirdly enough, that is one of the things her reign will be remembered for. Queen Elizabeth I, we remember Raleigh; Queen Elizabeth II it’s gonna be the Beatles.
Entrepreneurs are risk takers, willing to roll the dice with their money or reputation on the line in support of an idea or enterprise. They willingly assume responsibility for the success or failure of a venture and are answerable for all its facets.
Rock n’ roll’s had a good time out of me – and I’ve had a very good time out of rock n’ roll.
Year after year, we see a new crop of musicians who do their best to look tough in lipstick and makeup. Maybe it’s a cry for help, an admission of their strong feminine side, or the realization that they don’t look so good any other way. Whatever the reason, makeup is as rock n’ roll as a Marshall stack.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is not a public democratic organization; it’s a private club basically. It’s like a private golf club and they decide who they’re going to let in the club.
I think country music is Lynyrd Skynyrd. I think a lot of the country music is what we do, but I don’t think rock & roll is dead at all.
I roll with bodyguards when I go back home to South Africa.
I had really bad obsessive-compulsive disorder. At its worst, I was compelled to leave my house at three o’clock in the morning and go out in the alley because I just knew that the paper-towel roll I threw in the recycling bin was uncomfortable, like it was lying the wrong way, and I would be down in the garbage.
I wouldn’t specifically say rock n’ roll is dead, but I don’t see a lot of charismatic performers in the way of new blood who are edgy and dangerous on stage, like Marilyn Manson, who you never quite know if he‘s going to make it through his own show.
I am just pitifully nostalgic. I can’t help but roll my eyes at myself frequently. I mean, I still shoot black-and-white film. And I am constantly reminiscing about the ‘good old days.’ I’m 28 years old. There haven‘t even been that many ‘good old days.’ But still, I love to look back.
I think God is the most unexplored territory in rock and roll music.
I play Rock ‘n’ Roll, that’s what I do.
I like everything from hard-style techno to rock n’ roll.
I grew up in a world that told girls they couldn’t play rock ‘n’ roll.
But I’m a rock ‘n’ roll singer; that’s my livelihood, my occupation.
I had 12 years of classical music as a child, playing piano competitions as a teenager, playing in blues bands and rock ‘n’ roll bands, country and jazz bands. I played in about any situation.
I think rock ‘n’ roll would become exponentially, considerably more difficult to perform past about 65.
Rock ‘n’ roll is like a circus today.
I wanted to make an image for myself as an outlaw type. A kind of rock ‘n’ roll sensibility.
When you’re talking about rock n’ roll, myth-making is what it’s all about.
There’s always a spattering of people who see Hanson who were influenced by classic ’60’s and ’70’s rock and roll. In a lot of ways, we’re sort of the anatomy of a ’70’s rock band if you examine what we do: white guys who grew up listening to soul music from the ’50’s and ’60’s.
My first tour I did was The Warped Tour, and I was likening myself to the bearded lady at the circus because not only was I an actor touring, doing rock n’ roll, but I was also a female front person making really muscular, male-dominated rock music.
I try not to read the negative comments, and when I do, I let it roll off my back. I remind myself that there will always be haters as long as you are in the public eye.
I think part of being human is learning to roll with the punches, to deal with any kind of personal or professional disaster that might crop up. You have to learn to deal with that stuff or not survive.
I just roll with the punches.
Now, I don’t know how they judge all that, but if anybody in the world deserves to be in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, Ritchie Valens does.
In 1905 Albert discovered Relativity, in 1906 he invented Rock and Roll.
I want to communicate to the everyday person. I don’t want to just roll around in my own avant-garde pool of coolness.
All of a sudden, someone threw me in front of this rock and roll band. And I decided then and there that was it. I never wanted to do anything else.
Sex and drugs and rock and roll.
I grew up listening to blues and rock n’ roll and other music, but, legitimately, the Stones is one of my favorite bands in the world.
Rock and roll doesn’t necessarily mean a band. It doesn’t mean a singer, and it doesn’t mean a lyric, really. It’s that question of trying to be immortal.
We based the look on rock ‘n roll right from the beginning.
I am like the little rock n’ roll backseat driver.
It’s natural canine behavior to chew on all sorts of things, roll in other animals‘ droppings, hump and fight other dogs, menace anything that invades the home. All these behaviors can be curbed, but that takes a lot of work. Trainers say it requires nearly 2,000 repetitions of a behavior for a dog to completely absorb it.
My mom passed away a day before high school started, and her dream was for me to be a full rock and roll guy, and play drums in a band.
I love rock and roll. Sometimes I feel like I was born in the wrong decade because I love Led Zeppelin and Jimi Hendrix and… those are my bands.
Rock & roll is not obscure, it’s really easy to understand. So is my painting.
As we move towards resolution and understanding and greater serenity in all aspects of our life, love’s pretty elemental and that’s nice to know. I think rock ‘n’ roll is the same. I don’t pretend to understand it; it feels confusing and frightening and wonderful.
I’m also performing regularly in Southern California with two bands. As a solo artist doing acoustic sets and a member of the Jenerators, my rock n roll band that has been around for a long time now.
I like to rock and roll, but I’m a mushy guy, too. I want to be the guy that all the girls love and all the guys want to hang out with.
I was drawn to love songs, but I was just drawn to great music – no matter if it’s hip-hop, pop, R&B or whether it’s rock n’ roll or country. It could be a Garth Brooks song, and if it’s a smash, then I’ll love the different wordplay and different melodies. That’s what I’m a fan of – great music.
Being in a rock n’ roll and pop world, it’s very easy to act like a kid.
When you sit down and think about what rock ‘n’ roll music really is, then you have to change that question. Played up-tempo, you call it rock ‘n’ roll; at a regular tempo, you call it rhythm and blues.
Hip-hop is a part of rock & roll because it comes from DJ culture. DJ culture is the embodiment of all genres and all recorded music, if you actually pay attention to it.
Deep Purple definitely belongs in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. ‘Cause they had great songs, great musicianship, they had an impact, and they’re a huge influence on the heavy metal community as a whole.
There’s always people saying that rock is dead, rock is over. People are always out to kill rock and roll.
Life doesn’t care about your vision. Stuff happens, and you’ve just got to deal with it. You roll with it; that’s the beauty of it all.
The reason kids like rock ‘n roll is their parents don’t.
Rock & roll is not about what you play, it’s about how you play it.
I’m a rock and roll kid, but to me, rock and roll isn’t just four idiots banging their instruments really loud.
When I’m not filming, I do rock n’ roll; when I’m not doing rock n’ roll, I do filming.
Horseracing already has the highest mortality rate of any sport in the world per capita to the people who do it. If you crash in Nascar you still have a roll bar, and a cage, and a lot of protection. It’s built to crash, but if you fall off a racehorse we all know what can happen, so it’s tremendously dangerous.
Jazz, rock and roll, movies and comics are the culture of America.
I love classic rock, rock and roll, that’s the top notch. I love soul – bluesy music as well.
What is very interesting when talking about electronic music is that – I would say that rock and roll is called the ethnic music born in America that invaded the world. Electronic music is certainly kind of ethnic music born in countries like Germany and France that has invaded the world.
I flip the turntables. I write a lot from the male perspective, but as a female. That’s how I live my life. I can roll with the boys.
I was madly in love with Elvis Presley. Dad wasn’t into it at all, at least not for himself as a performer. He used to say, ‘Mr. Cole does not rock n’ roll.’
When people say Jerry Lee Lewis invented rock n’ roll, they forget Little Richard. People talk about Elvis Presley and forget he was singing black music. I don’t blame Elvis. It was the music business figuring it could make more money from this music if it weren’t presented from the original source.
What would rock and roll be without ambition, craziness, danger, and fun?
If you listen to the way I speak and watch the way I conduct myself – there’s nothing about me that’s rock n’ roll. It’s like, ‘Hello, I’m in a rock n’ roll band’. ‘No, you’re a narc.’
Rock and roll is the hamburger that ate the world.
We should roll back Common Core.
I never thought I’d be a, quote, ‘rock & roll star.’
I got really frustrated in jail, and I was like, ‘Man, I love what I’ve done, and I love the mark I’ve made on rock n’ roll history‘… and I sat there, and I got really depressed, thinking, ‘I gotta make a move… do something fresh and new.’
What are the symbols of American strength, wealth, power and modernity? Certainly not jazz and rock and roll, not chewing-gum or hamburgers, Broadway or Hollywood. It’s their skyscrapers. Their Pentagon. Their science. Their technology.
As long as all four of my limbs keep moving and I can still sit up straight and play hard rock and roll for 2 and a half to 3 hours, I’m gonna keep doing it, and I’m gonna do it the way I do it.
I don’t know which will go first – rock ‘n’ roll or Christianity.
Gangsta rap was the most important movement since the beginning of rock n’ roll.
The great thing about rock n’ roll is, if you want to fight – like, fight the system, fight the man, fight the government, fight the people in front of you – it’s Don Quixote all over again. You’re really chasing windmills.
When Little Richard used to stand up and play it was just fabulous, and Liberace had the candlesticks and the rings and the gift of the gab. The piano’s is the most ungainly rock’ n’ roll instrument of all time but those two people transcended it, as did Jerry Lee Lewis.
Rock n’ roll is dying because people became OK with Nickelback being the biggest band in the world.
The idea of the peace movement and of people who spent their entire lives trying to have a more egalitarian, just society, suddenly became swamped by the record industry, by the new rock and roll culture, and by the idea of not trusting anyone over thirty.
I’m inspired by the words: ‘electrifying’, ‘epic‘, ‘minimalistic’, ‘transcendent‘, ‘timeless‘ and ‘rock n’ roll.’
I never went to rock concerts when I was a kid. I didn’t see any rock & roll bands.
I’m one of the people that, when I hear Republicans talk about repealing Obamacare, I just want to roll my eyes. Republicans talk about reform to the healthcare, and they talk about selling insurance across state lines, and that’s their solution?
I was the illegitimate child of the legitimate theater. I had no training. I came from downtown rock and roll, and when I came in and auditioned for the Broadway revival of ‘Hair,’ I had no eyebrows – kind of a Bowie-esque glimmer kid. And it was hard representing the flower power era when we were stone cold punks.
Well, all rock and roll is based in artifice.
Elvis may be the King of Rock and Roll, but I am the Queen.
The Midnight Express and the Rock ‘n’ Roll Express were the greatest tag team rivalry of all time and drew more money than any other tag team rivalry probably in history, and I did manage the WWF champion and WWF Tag Team champion at different points in time but my phone hasn’t rung and I haven’t lost sleep over it.
Rock ‘n’ roll is good for the soul, for the well being, for the psyche, for your everything. I love it.
I am the architect of rock n’ roll. I have to be a fan of all its forms.
It is my meditation all the day, and more than my meat and drink, to know how I shall make the Saints of God comprehend the visions that roll like an overflowing surge before my mind.
I wasn’t a rock ‘n’ roll girl. I said, Neil Young, Neil Young, where do I know that name from?
I don’t want to see old people doing rap or rock and roll. It makes me cringe.
Rock & roll was the only thing I wanted to get into.
Some have called we rock and roll performers who never retire ‘troubadours.’ I enjoy this misnomer immensely. While there are many differences between me and my distant predecessors in L’Occitane, I do believe there is a lineage that connects us of the last 70 years with those romantic singers of the High Middle Ages.
Life is full of confusion. Confusion of love, passion, and romance. Confusion of family and friends. Confusion with life itself. What path we take, what turns we make. How we roll our dice.
With so many of our fundamental rights hanging in the balance, it is not good enough to simply roll the dice, hoping a nominee has changed his past views. It’s not good enough to think, ‘This is the best we can expect from this president’.
Rock n’ roll can get quite overwhelming. You can get caught up in the cycle.
I love India so much. It’s sort of the most chaotic but also disciplined place at the same time. Every time I go there, I feel like I’m ready to rock and roll.
I mean, there’s times to rock and roll, and I love that too. But I think my first love is acoustic music.
The Righteous Brothers got so heavy because of the dramatic hit records like ‘Lovin’ Feelin.’ Bobby and I just felt like we were a couple of Orange County guys who were just having a great time singing rock n’ roll, and then, boy, it became something else.
My musical roots and inspiration lie not in rock n’ roll or metal music, but first and foremost in classical music, balalaika, and in underground house music.
I guess my main influences are Jesus, rock ‘n’ roll and ex-wives. In that order.
Rock and roll is here to stay.
All they had to do was put my name on a marquee and watch the money roll in.
Michael Anthony is the Diplomat of Rock N Roll. He is the regular guy.
Leadbelly’s guitar is in the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame.
Under our Constitution, if you’re a bad citizen, you’re still a citizen; that’s the way we roll.
I’m not so rock and roll. I’m more techno.
I wanted to emulate music from America – young punks playing rock n’ roll is what it was. I read part of Keith Richards’ autobiography, and it was totally parallel with me, learning from American records.
Classical music is for listening but rock and roll is to have fun with.
Hip hop is the new rock n’ roll, you know what I mean? And anybody who doesn’t think that is just sort of living in the past. It’s all just American music, really, when you get right down to it.
I don’t believe people playing rock n’ roll should have crowns. We’re not kings and queens. Anybody can play it.
It was always my belief that rock and roll belonged in the hands of the people, not rock stars.
I loved everything that went with rock n’ roll. I loved being at the heart of such creativity and being young in such a stimulating and exciting era.
It was a terrible blow that was dealt when I was fired from ‘Saturday Night Live‘, but I have to say that a few doors opened right away. Movie roles started to roll in, and pretty soon, I was over it.
I have a bad sweet tooth. I’m pretty good when I have to eat well for work, but otherwise, I could eat a whole roll of raw cookie dough.
Without the Fender bass, there’d be no rock n’ roll or no Motown. The electric guitar had been waiting ’round since 1939 for a nice partner to come along. It became an electric rhythm section, and that changed everything.
There will never be another Freddie Mercury, one of the greatest rock and roll singers.
Rock n’ roll is the Devil’s music.
Most of the people who are given these Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame things sell millions of records, so it’s kind of like a trophy for them. But for the Ramones, it really was a symbolic gesture of, ‘Yes, you guys are special and are important to rock n’ roll.’ So in that sense, the Roll Hall of Fame served its purpose.
We have the opportunity and the responsibility to lead our country to a better and brighter future, and I cannot wait to roll up my sleeves and get back to work.
When I grew up, there was one music: rock n’ roll. Somewhere along the line, there was a separation. I don’t know why it happened, but it did happen.
When people talk about the ’60s I never think that was me there. It was me and I was in it, but I was never enamoured with all that. It’s supposed to be sex and drugs and rock and roll and I’m not really like that. I’ve never really seen the Rolling Stones as anything.
Even if we did achieve what we wanted with a very small state, we’d just be resetting the clock back to 1776, and it would roll forward exactly the same way again.
I turned down a scholarship to Yale. The problem with college is that there’s a tendency to mistake preparation for productivity. You can prepare all you want, but if you never roll the dice you’ll never be successful.
I think what I’m going to do is get more balance in my life to still be able to go out and play the hard rock ‘n’ roll and do what I like to do in music.
As much as we sometimes roll our eyes at the ivory-tower isolation of universities, they continue to serve as remarkable engines of innovation.
When you get older, you have to stay a bit rock n’ roll so that young people will still be interested in you. The way you move, the way you talk, maybe the way you have your hair in your face a little bit – this keeps you interesting.
I would say country is the one type of music I’ve spent the least amount of time with in my life. I grew up in Virginia, where there was a lot of it, but I was more interested in rock and roll. Southern rock.
I was roundly criticized for being in and around rock & roll music at its inception. It was the devil‘s music: it would make your teeth fall out and your hair turn blue, whatever the hell. You get through that.
A MIDI file contains coded instructions to play a particular series of notes on an electronic music synthesizer. A MIDI file is more like a piano roll in a player piano than any type of sound recording.
This isn’t meant to make me sound interesting and rock ‘n’ roll, but I wouldn’t want to live with me a lot of the time.
Each new day has a different shape to it. You just roll with it.
Rock and roll music – people want records. For me, it’s the whole thing – the package. I don’t get satisfaction from buying an MP3.
I listened to classic rock and roll, and punk rock. ‘Goon Squad‘ provides a pretty accurate playlist of my teenage years, though it leaves out ‘The Who,’ which was my absolute favorite band.
Hopefully I’m bringing to rock n’ roll the kind of spontaneity that I love, and always believed rock and roll stands for.
I usually listen to classic rock and roll.
God’s dice always have a lucky roll.
I’m ready to rock and roll.
Black people created rock music, it’s a fact. Black people created bluegrass and rock and roll way before Elvis Presley and The Beatles.
I base my roots and history in old blues, old country and old bluegrass, and I like rock ‘n’ roll, and somehow it all came together, and that is what I am playing now.
If you don’t own the stage, you shouldn’t be in rock n’ roll.
There’s two kinds of rock n’ roll casualty: the one that has huge success and adoration, and then suddenly it stops. Or there’s when you’re in a band: it is all-consuming, so then you have the dream of that, and then the dream’s taken away from you even before it happens.
For us, it is all about breaking the boundaries between different genres of music and combining different styles of music and performing what we are passionate about. We are so lucky that we can experience both worlds: the more intimate classical world and the wild and crazy world of rock n’ roll.
I love my squirrel and dumplings, but you can make it with chicken and dumplings. I love making the dumplings. I think I just like to roll out dough.
With how huge Yes was, especially in the ’70s and ‘80s, as a touring band and actually playing at the JFK Stadium in Philadelphia to 130,000 people, which is the biggest-paying show ever in rock history, you would think we’d done enough for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
I think that the blues is in everything, so it’s not possible to neglect it. You hear somebody go ‘Ooh ooh oooh,’ and that’s the blues. You hear a rock n’ roll song. That’s the blues. Somebody playing a guitar solo? They’re playing the blues.
The great moments of rock ‘n’ roll were never off in some corner of the music world, in a self-constructed ghetto.
I have always believed that there is nothing greater than a life in rock n’ roll – it has to be good rock n’ roll – and I still think it is true.
Music is in Mississippi‘s DNA, whether it’s the blues, country music, folk, or rock ‘n’ roll. It’s not just a source of cultural pride, but also a strong contributor to our economy.
Wherever we roll, it didn’t really matter, chicks would come to me no matter what. Even before anything. But a lot of the time when it doesn’t happen, you have more fun anyway, because you can hang out with your boys.
I love to roll out of bed and throw something on. I had this roommate in college who would get up almost 2 hours before class to do hair and makeup. That’s not for me.
There is so much great talent in the underground, and electronic music is finally getting the props that it’s deserved for so long. I feel like now that everyone is discovering it and it’s so fresh sounding to so many people. It doesn’t get any more rock n’ roll than playing EDC or the Staples Center. It’s really madness.
I feel like the Cal Ripkin of rock n’ roll.
There is absolutely no doubt that the extraordinary Donna Summer belongs in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
To me, rock and roll is like an ethos or a state of mind.
Hip hop has the urgency and rebelliousness that early rock n’ roll and punk had: a level of rule-breaking and flirtation with danger. It allows you to break the rules.
We thought that’s the way you were supposed to be if you were in a rock ‘n’ roll band. Flamboyant.
Sometimes, I’m driving along in my car, and a song from my high-school years comes on the radio: Springsteen‘s ‘Thunder Road.’ Just the opening few chords make me want to roll down the window and let the wind blow back my hair.
I prefer a three-piece suit myself. Very sixties rock and roll. But they’re not too quirky. Businessmen could wear them.
From 1958 to 1964, that’s real rock n’ roll. Then the Beatles hit and everyone sounded like them.
I’m a rock and roll singer.
Its rock n’ roll that has done my hearing in.
Music, Rock and Roll music especially, is such a generational thing. Each generation must have their own music, I had my own in my generation, you have yours, everyone I know has their own generation.
You can’t have rock and roll without drugs, you can’t have rock and roll without sex.
I’m always practicing lines, researching, trying to be fresh, and fully trying to become the characters I play. That’s how I roll.
Wherever there are rock ‘n’ rollers, we’ll play. That’s what we’ve been doing for more than 30 years – rock ‘n’ roll. It’s made me everything from an honorary mayor to honorary member of a motorcycle gang.
We have boys now, and men, in the rock and roll business and all the show business, who have this reaction on women. They scream. They yell. They do all sorts of wild things.
People have always been resistant to change. If you go back to the 17th, 18th century, playing guitar was frowned upon. When rock n’ roll first started, no one took it seriously.
The new album is a childhood dream come true. Got to sing with Ronnie Spector, got to cover a bunch of songs that were influential in drawing a line between the punk form and original rock and roll.
There are certain directors who will start talking to you about something, and suddenly you’ll be ready to roll, and you’ll realize it was very specific.
I’m not going to roll back anything. Nothing is going to change with respect to reproductive rights.
I grew up listening to a lot of player-piano music in my house and a lot of old Tin Pan Alley songs and American standards. My dad listened to a lot of traditional Irish music and I grew up doing musical theater. So most of the music I was exposed to as a kid was pre-rock n’ roll.
Music was in the air when I was growing up. My siblings Katy, Dave and Phil were musical; my dad worked in inner-city New York where a musical revolution was taking place – folk music, rock n’ roll, gospel music. My sister taught me to sing. My brothers taught me to play.
Well, I think we’re the greatest rock ‘n’ roll band in the world.
I’m not an ardent feminist – well, maybe I am an ardent feminist. I just roll my eyes at the way women are constantly used and how sensitive men are about photographs of themselves.
I love to sing big rock and roll songs; I love to sing country-pop stuff, and then I love to sing soft, sadder beautiful songs.
Anyone who’s got a guitar, you like to pick it up. I can play a couple of songs, some ’50s rock and roll, a bit of Elvis. That’s it, really – I’m not a musician, I’m not a singer.
The young people have MTV and rock and roll. Why would they go to read poetry? Poetry belongs to the Stone Age. It awakens in us perceptions that go back to those times.
In my opinion, hip-hop has a lot to do with rock and roll, because at one point it was considered an alternative – edgy, independent. Hip-hop is pots and pans the way that punk is garage. You make something out of nothing.
The Washington-knows-best approach has repeatedly failed the very children it proposes to help. It’s time to roll back Common Core and return education to the people who it matters most to – children, parents, and teachers.
I’ve been playing rock and roll since I was 16 years old, and now I have a 16-year-old.
What any manager will try to bring to a company first and foremost is an energy and commitment to the business. To try and really roll your sleeves up.
You don’t need validation from other people. You’ve gotta find it within yourself and sit in it and roll with it.
I’m very fit on tour. I try to eat well, try to sleep. But it’s still rock n’ roll.
Crime fiction is the new rock n’ roll.
We’ve got great fans that rock and roll won’t have, because you can have a one-hit record and country music used to, not so much anymore and you have a fan forever.
I would roll up pennies to take the subway to work in Times Square. I was broke, but I was happy.
Rock and roll promotes a primitive and destructive lifestyle. Metal can be seen as a subgenre of rock and roll, and thus, metal is not much better.
I really don’t feel the need to be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame because, at the end of the day, it’s just somebody’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They have a particular process, and they’re welcome to do it however they want to do it.
Detroit: Cars and rock ‘n’ roll. Not a bad combo.
No matter how long you play rock n roll songs might change just as the balls are there, the rock balls. And that’s what’s important to us.
So much of life is what you roll and where you land.
We had two terms of Barack Obama. Unfortunately, we have these people that are afraid, and they always try to roll us back, but they can never roll us back as much as we go forward.
I don’t think I’m turning back the clock by doing these old tunes. I love rock and roll and popular music. It’s just that the spirits of the singers whose songs I do are living within me. That’s why the songs come out in the voices of the original singers. I’m not doing imitations. That’s the way they sound inside me.
Originally, what we call rock ‘n’ roll was nothing more than an attempt of very bad white performers to sound like black rhythm-and-blues performers. They did their best to emulate, they did their best to paraphrase. And that started what later became rock ‘n’ roll.
With pop songs, they usually have a three-month roll out.
Rock and Roll does have its limits as far as the aging process. You want to go out there and play while you’re at your peak, right? I think that’s encouraging us to keep going out on the road – to maximize the playing at the moment.
The important thing is to build up my cardiovascular system, so I have the stamina to do stunts. To me, stepping over the line, taking a chance and succeeding is the ultimate freedom, be it in rock and roll or when executing a really challenging routine.
I don’t think rock ‘n’ roll is necessarily a young man‘s game.
I’m ready for some rock ‘n’ roll action.
We must insist on assimilation – immigration without assimilation is an invasion. We need to tell folks who want to come here, they need to come here legally. They need to learn English, adopt our values, roll up their sleeves and get to work.
My dad is a huge rock and roll lead guitar fan. I didn’t even really know that until recently. Everything has to have a guitar solo in it.
I use rock and jazz and blues rhythms because I love that music. I hope my poetry has a relationship with good-time rock’n roll.
We would not have rock and roll without Chuck Berry, and when I first heard Chuck Berry, I fell in love with that music, and when I saw him, I changed my whole career trajectory that I was on as a kid.
I left rock and roll professionally at about 49. That’s too long as far as I’m concerned. Some people can do it; it depends on what you were.
Rock and roll is not just music, it is a way of life, it has its own spirit.
When you’re on a roll, you want to stay busy – you want to keep that momentum going.
The music we made then was so amateurish, compared to the rest of mainstream pop or rock and roll. But what differentiated us from what everybody else was doing in the business was the fact that you could tell that these people came from different reference areas.
I didn’t think you could just become a rock and roll singer.
Think back to the early rock n’ roll records, and the average record length in the ’50s – and well into the ’60s – was two and a half minutes. It’s very hard to put that much songwriting into two and a half minutes.
Apple Computer would not have reached its current peak of success if it had feared to roll the dice and launch products that didn’t always hit the mark. In the mid-1990s, the company was considered washed up, Steve Jobs had departed, and a string of lackluster product launches unrelated to the company’s core business.
I didn’t go out shooting for anybody in particular because I shot for everybody unparticular. I make records for Muslims, Christians, rock ‘n roll kids, skateboard kids.
It was a source of shame for my family that I was in rock and roll, which is so blue-collar. It just isn’t done. And I felt it, too.
On the sim at home, you can change downforce levels, roll bars, springs, ride heights – you can try all these different things.
I feel like that I’m learning all the time. I’m learning from new artists, from established artists… every time I listen to ’70s rock ‘n’ roll records, I’m learning. And I think that I’m just now starting to get a hold on what I do.
I don’t want to name names, but the least I can say about rock and roll is that I’m suspicious.
I almost feel like I’m unoffendable now. I can roll with whatever.
Rock and roll is a contact sport. I enjoy playing the tunes that really get the people going.
Rock n’ roll! It’s the music of puberty.
To me, the sax is rock n’ roll, even though electric guitars kind of pushed it aside for a while.
I saw rock n’ roll future and its name is Bruce Springsteen.
I love spoiling a party. I love it when someone is on a roll and just messin’ that up.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame traditionally has had a management style that is very supportive of American talent, first and foremost, over everything else. And I think that’s right and proper.
If I were to reason like those who roll out red carpets, I would say we might have some repatriations from the City of London.
I never, ever saw myself as glam because I didn’t wear makeup… my image is a plain leather jumpsuit, which is not glam at all. I’ve always seen myself as rock n’ roll and not glam.
I’m spoiled – in all ways. I’ve been in a rock ‘n’ roll band since I was 13, and we had incredible success. When it ended, it had been so good that I just looked at it as time to try something different.
I make a living playing rock n’ roll. I’m not going to complain about anything.
Ever since the beginning of rock and roll, there’s been an Axl Rose. And it’s just boring. It’s totally boring to me.
I had done a lot of rock ‘n’ roll photography when I was in college. I was one of many photographers who worked for The Doors, Jefferson Airplane, and all of these rock ‘n’ roll bands.
If you truly dig what you are doing, if you lay it out that way, nobody can not respond. That’s what rock and roll is; it’s relentless.
My mom loved rock ‘n roll. My father hated it. We couldn’t play it when he was around.
Rock and roll music – the music of freedom frightens people and unleashes all manner of conservative defense mechanisms.
I’m a cinnamon roll evangelist.
I don’t know what’s going to happen. I’m flavor of the month at the moment, but somebody else is going to roll around the corner in three months‘ time. I just want to keep working. I can’t stop!
I am to wrestling what Elvis was to rock n’ roll!
Big Star invented a vision of bohemian rock & roll cool that had nothing to do with New York, Los Angeles or London, which made them completely out of style in the 1970s, but also made them an inspiration to generations of weird Southern kids.
I’d stand on the side of the road when I was just a little girl singing on trash cans. People would roll down their windows saying, ‘Isn’t she cute‘. I had a vivid imagination. I always pretended it was some big stage.
I listen to everything while I train. From old school reggae, to classical stuff like Bach, to hip-hop, to rock and roll.
I’m all about getting the training. Don’t roll out of bed and say, ‘I can do this.’
There’s always gonna be rock n’ roll bands, there’s always gonna be kids that love rock n’ roll records, and there will always be rock n’ roll.
Have you seen ‘American Idol‘ lately? I’m sure that some kids somewhere at this moment are thrashing themselves silly over what they call ‘Rock n’ Roll.’
Democracy can tie your hands in a rock ‘n’ roll band, you know? It can be a great thing, but if you’ve got a certain amount of vision and you write a lot of songs, it’s sometimes better to have your own band and make your own decisions.
I like attractive people who aren’t so terribly aware that they are attractive… people who aren’t afraid to roll on the floor and make fools out of themselves.
Rock n’ roll is very special to me. It’s my lifeblood.
I guess there’s enough information out there to support that I’m a crazy, wild dude and rock and roll and this, that and the other. And there’s enough information to support that, you know, I’m a single father, that, you know, has been a pretty standup guy in his community and pretty private about that stuff.
As far as arrangements after the basic track is cut, if I’m writing a horn arrangement or playing strings, I might arrange that, plan that out. Other times, I’ll just sit and roll tape.
I would just listen to records and learn what I could, then just roll it over and over and over.
I think the world is ready for some rock ‘n’ roll. Some real time guys that play their own instruments, write their own songs, and sing the music and have a good time doing it.
When it comes to cooking pasta, the first essential is to make sure you have a big enough pot: it needs room to roll in the water while cooking.
What would we be without the fans? They’re more important than me, because they make our sport great; they make things happen. We put on the show, but if people don’t react to it, we are nothing. So, the fans, basically we should roll out the red carpet for them.
I know what it’s like to have a dream. I know what it’s like to roll the dice and say, ‘I’m going to go after this thing,’ and nothing turns my stomach quicker than acting teachers or acting schools that look at a bunch of dreamers and say, ‘We can help,’ when they know full well that they can’t.
I don’t think you can live as long as I have in rock n’ roll and not take a few hard knocks.
People hear a powerful female singer in a rock and roll band, and they say, ‘Janis Joplin.’ I think people just make that comparison because it’s easy. But I don’t think I sound like her at all.
I know I’m not Freddie Mercury or Ann Wilson, and that’s okay. You don’t have to be a great singer to sing rock and roll. That’s not what it’s about.
I think I’ll always live in Fort Worth. It’s great that I can now go anywhere I want to play music, but I love coming back here. I can roll down the streets and just reminisce.
I felt that the elegance of pop music was that it was reflective: we were holding up a mirror to our audience and reflecting them philosophically and spiritually, rather than just reflecting society or something called ‘rock and roll.’
Rock & roll has kept us alive for all these years. But we just love country music. It’s in our blood.
That was our first major tour and we got a chance to play in front of like 5000 people every day so it was like a Rock and Roll boot camp for us really, we learned a lot and made a lot of good friends.
Rock and roll’s relatively new, in the sense of the Fifties, Sixties, right? They invented the first sort of rock stars, and they took it to excess, and then the excess became bitter, tormented. Then it became okay to succeed.
I’m sure I would have been considered a more significant artist if I was a singer-songwriter. It’s just not the way I roll. I love being a curator and a musicologist. People write me letters and thank me for turning them on to Fred McDowell and Sippie Wallace, and that’s partly my job this time around.
Energy is so important. If you don’t have it, don’t bother with rock and roll.
In rock and roll, homosexuality was accepted, but it was less cool to say it.
All the songs we do are basically about one of three things: booze, sex or rock n roll.
I didn’t want to be told what to do. I don’t want to water down my music to fit into their formats. I know what rock and roll is to me, but everything’s turning into one big commercial.
My older sister was at the cusp of new wave, and I had older brothers from my father’s first marriage who were rock ‘n’ roll guys, so I was exposed to a lot of popular culture.
The whole idea of rock and roll lifestyle is a cartoon. It’s a caricature. And at times, it’s made up of people emulating others; a few who actually live that lifestyle and many who claim to live that lifestyle.
When I was growing up, rock & roll helped give me my sense of identity, but I had to search for it.
I grew up on the precursors to rock and roll, rhythm and blues.
The biggest problem in rock journalism is that often the writer’s main motivation is to become friends with the band. They’re not really journalists; they’re people who want to be involved in rock and roll.
I love being a grandparent. I’m one of those you want to avoid – I pull out the iPhone and say, ‘Hey, wanna see my camera roll?’
We just dig Southern rock ‘n’ roll. It hasn’t been represented well at all. So, we want to see the people in the South get their music out.
I listened to classical guitar and Spanish guitar, as well as jazz guitar players, rock and roll and blues. All of it. I did the same thing with my voice.
Rock and roll has probably given more than it’s taken.
I’ll keep going. That’s one thing about myself – I’ll roll my sleeves up and keep going.
Survivor is like rock ‘n’ roll – you can do what you want.
I got things like the lotus position long before anybody else did, or at least in the mainstream. But I had fun. I guess my legs are pretty flexible, so I used to get a kick out of doing things like that. I would get into a full lotus with my legs and then roll around.
It’s the fans that need spring training. You gotta get ’em interested. Wake ’em up and let ’em know that their season is coming, the good times are gonna roll.
Women who are paid to look hot get hit on all the time, so don’t roll up on a restaurant hostess with your non-iron Trump Collection shirt and expect anything to pop off.
My feelings are, if you’re gonna lead a rock n’ roll lifestyle, don’t let it affect your work. I know I can stay up all night and still come in the next day and write a song, and nothing will stop me from doing it. I expect the same from everyone else.
The government is already into our lives a whole lot more than they should be. If I were president, I’d roll everything back. Everything!
After my first video, I went out and had chicken noodle soup with my sister and manager. We were like, ‘How rock n’ roll are we? Celebrating the first video with chicken soup.’
I was kind of broke . ‘The Girl on the Train’ was a last roll of the dice for me as a fiction writer.
I think country music is popular – has been popular and will always be popular because I think a lot of real people singing about a lot of real stuff about real people. And it’s simple enough for people to understand it. And we kind of roll with the punches.
Michael Jackson was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It caused quite a controversy, because his nose isn’t eligible for another fifteen years.
Mick Jagger has been an idol of mine since I was 10 years old. Through his music, he has taught me so much about rock n’ roll, but also about the blues and about the experience of live music, going to several Rolling Stones shows, growing up.
I have been robbed of three million dollars all told. Everyone today is playing my stuff and I don’t even get credit. Kansas City style, Chicago style, New Orleans style hell, they’re all Jelly Roll style.
If you want break it down, rock and roll is about saying what you can’t say in normal life to girls, so you have to say it in songs.
I was always fascinated with rock ‘n’ roll, or girls, or something like that when I was a kid.
I’ve found that when you roll up your sleeves and join people in their daily work, they tend to open up quite a bit and let you know what they really think about the issues facing our country and what kind of job they think the government is doing.
I’m not really into the rock n’ roll lifestyle; I’m a music geek!
There are a whole bunch of roles where people say, ‘Oh, you’re playing yourself.’ I guess it’s kind of a compliment. Or people say, ‘Oh, man, you just roll out of bed and do that.’ The work is to make it look effortless. That’s the hard part.
The early parodies that talk-show people did of rock n’ roll in the ’50s were terrible. They didn’t know it, they didn’t like it – and that’s a lethal combination.
Rock and roll is not an instrument. Rock and roll isn’t even a style of music. Rock and roll is a spirit that’s been going since the blues, jazz, bebop, soul, R&B, heavy metal, punk rock and, yes, hip-hop.
When Phil and I started out, everyone hated rock n’ roll. The record companies didn’t like it at all – felt it was an unnecessary evil. And the press: interviewers were always older than us, and they let you know they didn’t like your music, they were just doing the interview because it was their job.
I have always maintained that Iggy Pop is the Heavyweight Champion of Rock & Roll.
Lemmy is, I think, for anybody in the world of rock n’ roll – you don’t have to be a bass player – he is a pioneer, and he was true to his music and also the lover of a lot of different styles of music.
I’m not someone who gets to play The O2 and places like that, but that’s the kind of rock and roll venue. The popularity of stand-up means that some people are getting to play rock star venues.
Rock n’ roll is dream soup, what’s your brand?
There’s rock n’ roll in hip-hop, there’s rock n’ roll in pop music, there’s rock n’ roll in soul, there’s rock n’ roll in country. When you see people dress, and their style has an edge to it, that rebellious edge that bubbles up in every genre, that’s rock n’ roll. Everybody still wants to be a rock star, you know?
I just like the blues better than rock ‘n’ roll.
There comes a point where it is just undignified to be a rock ‘n’ roll star.
When Van Halen started out, there was no path to fame. We just played what we liked. Even today it always comes down to the simplicity of rock and roll.
I’m a hybrid-genre person, which a lot of people find confusing. I grew up listening to American country music and rock n’ roll made between 1955 and 1959. The Everly Brothers and Chuck Berry were my first musical loves and are still what I am most moved by. Roy Orbison came a little bit later.
Rock and Roll: Music for the neck downwards.
Adjusting to the passage of time, I think, is a key to success and to life: just being able to roll with the punches.
‘She’s Dynamite‘ was a 100 years ago, and I recorded that song because the company thought that it was a great song and it was hot. That was the beginning of rock n’ roll, and I guess they thought it would be a BB King version of rock n’ roll.
Dance music cannot compete with a really great rock n’ roll song. There ain’t no DJ that’s gonna play something that can take ‘Mr Brightside’ or ‘Don’t Look Back In Anger.’
I think it’s our job to write about what we’re going through at the moment, and being 41, I’m not going to write about the same things I wrote about at 20. I don’t think artists should be farmed out to pasture just because they’re in rock n’ roll.
Music is such a great communicator. It breaks down linguistic barriers, cultural barriers, it basically reaches out. That’s when rock n’ roll succeeds, and that’s what virtuosity is all about.
Roll back the clock, and every possession of every great country started with a crime.
There may well be writers who roll up their sleeves and say, ‘I’m going to write a post-9/11 novel‘ but I wasn’t one of those.
The part an actor played on stage was once written on a separate roll of paper.
If you don’t know the blues… there’s no point in picking up the guitar and playing rock and roll or any other form of popular music.
We’re such a funky species. We’re so violent, so greedy – this is how we roll. But what are we going to do about it? How do we move forward given who we are? Because situations don’t come out of nothing. They come out of certain conditions.
You get to the point in life where you realize you have to roll up your sleeves, deal with the consequences of what happens, and carry your own weight.
Rock and roll is about desire, about wanting something better. I think my characters all want something better. My understanding of the rock and roll dream is that a kid in an isolated place or a small town or an underprivileged world could transcend it somehow.
The ’60s was a magical time in the music business. So much creativity and talent. I think a lot of it came from the fact that we had grown up before rock n’ roll. We listened to all the great songwriters and big bands, songs with great lyrics and melodies. I think that really influenced everybody.
Where is this great love for rock and roll that existed for 50 or 60 years?
At the age of 55, you will get a saggy roll just above your waist, even if you are painfully thin.
I think that instead of feminism being a political thing, it should be an act of creativity. It’s more of a rock n’ roll thing.
The whole world loves American movies, blue jeans, jazz and rock and roll. It is probably a better way to get to know our country than by what politicians or airline commercials represent.
A child rightly trained may be a world-wide blessing, with an influence reaching onward to eternal years. But a neglected or misdirected directed child may live to blight and blast mankind, and leave influences of evil which shall roll on in increasing volume till they plunge into the gulf of eternal perdition.
Through the history of rock n’ roll, you see lots of bands making the mistake of putting on the tights when they get to arenas. Don’t do that.
I think a lot of people came into rock n’ roll to try to change the world. I came into rock n’ roll to make music.
I think the first person who kind of broke my mind was probably Jimi Hendrix. Listening to him opened my mind up to where you can take music and how far you can take rock n’ roll.
I love old school rock and roll.
I have never been accepted. I’ll never make the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They’re never going to let me in.
Antoine ‘Fats’ Domino was a 1950s rock n’ roll pioneer, a larger-than-life New Orleans figure, and a role model for the African-American community in a time of deep segregation.
You learn to not take things personally and to just let it roll off of you.
I always loved rock ‘n’ roll.
Rock and Roll has no beginning and no end for it is the very pulse of life itself.
When people tell me they are going to go scrapbooking, I say, ‘Why don’t you make it yourself.’ It’s like chocolate-chip cookies. People buy the cookie-dough roll and slice it, and then they lay it on a cookie sheet. That’s not making chocolate-chip cookies.
I would dream. I focused all my attention on going to America. The subculture, James Dean, the rock n’ roll, the beat writers.
Rock n’ roll really belongs to all America. It really doesn’t belong to one city.
My listening changed when I heard music from Stax, Atlantic, Motown because by that age I thought anything that my parents listened to must be square. So I had to find my own rock n’ roll, as it were, and I found it in black soul music.
Great rock n’ roll comes from suburbia.
You see, rock and roll isn’t a career or hobby – it’s a life force. It’s something very essential.
If I did one thing, I made cooking rock n’ roll: I made it sexy. I made young kids from rich backgrounds want to come into my world.
I’ve gotta be the only father begging his son to leave a six-figure job to go play in a rock n’ roll band!
Is the casual objectification of women so commonplace that we should all just suck it up, roll over, and accept defeat? I hope not.
I never went to rock concerts when I was a kid. I didn’t see any rock & roll bands. I had posters on my wall. I had Beatles records.
The first rule of rock and roll is it’s all about live. Then you have to learn a second craft, which is making records. It should go in that order.
Everyone talks about rock these days; the problem is they forget about the roll.
I’m very Southern in the way I walk in the world. I love to laugh. I love to eat. I love to hug people. But if somebody makes me mad, my neck may roll. I can be aggressive with a Southern twang.
If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on.
I wasn’t in a lot of rock and roll bands. I was in jug bands and things when I was in school.
A lot of people call me the architect of rock & roll. I don’t call myself that, but I believe it’s true.
The roll out of a new car is always filled with great anticipation; it’s almost like going back to school for a new school year.
T-shirt and jeans style now is where I’m at. Maybe a little rock ‘n’ roll T-shirt and jeans.
Kill Rock Stars allowed me to put out a real genuine rock ‘n’ roll record.
Rock n’ roll to me is all about freedom of thought and to be whatever you want to be.
I can’t really dress rock ‘n’ roll any more because I’m the wrong side of 40, but I want that to be the fashion.
Everything that’s rock n roll is ever meant to be is happening now. I need to get over the shock that that thing is actually happening and that thousands of millions of people around the world are watching.
In fact, their eyes sort of roll around and they kind of go, ‘Hmm‘- like there’s something there and they don’t want to talk about it. But they’re not that kind when they are speaking in public.
At heart I cannot accept that I am a well-known rock ‘n’ roll star and one of the greatest drummers in the world.
Rock n’ roll was a kid when I was a kid.
I was listening to music long before rock ‘n roll.
If somebody takes the parking place you were waiting for, I tend to kind of let it roll off my back. Maybe I’m harboring a lot of something and it will all explode somewhere down the road, but I tend to just let it slide off my back.
We really wanted to be rock ‘n’ roll, so we became rock ‘n’ roll, and really good at it, but you pick up loads of layers and you completely forget who you are and what you are.
The philosophy I love is very selective. It is really just the bit that is involved in a search for wisdom, and this means a short roll call of names; Socrates, Marcus Aurelius, Seneca, Epicurus, Montaigne, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche.
I think there’s nothing better than seeing a three-chord straight up rock ‘n’ roll band in your face with sweaty music and three minute good songs.
The Beatles never sounded intimidated by their idols. They never interpreted old rock; they simply played it as well and as joyfully as they knew how. On ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll,’ John Lennon does nothing but interpret old rock.
I can’t tell you what I had for breakfast, but I can sing every single word of rock and roll.
A more important reason is that the bands will intuitively trust someone they think is a peer, and who speaks fondly of the same formative rock and roll experiences.
I have to give my family credit for putting up with the racket, because as some of you may know, its not the easiest thing in the world to live with a kid who’s trying to become a rock and roll drummer.
I’m a big fan of gospel music, and you cannot be a fan of rock and roll, you cannot be a fan of country western music, and you can’t really be a fan of jazz without listening to a lot of music that’s religious.
In a still hot morning, the tide went out and didn’t come back in. This was not a spectacular event. The sea did not roll up like a scroll, like the sky in Revelations. It quietly withdrew.
If it’s illegal to rock and roll, throw my ass in jail!
You know, Neil Young is singing Rock n’ roll will never die, and Neil never rocked and rolled in his life. I mean, he rocked, but he didn’t roll. He has got no swing in him.
I refuse to age disgracefully in rock ‘n’ roll.
Rock ‘n’ roll offered me a platform to speak what I felt. It also offered me a platform to support my mama and my brothers and sisters – twelve children.
Forget acting. It’s all about rock ‘n’ roll.
In the early ’70s, I started to feel like Philadelphia soul was the black-sheep brother of rock and roll. I decided to try to get away from it.
The road is a fun place, and it’s a great place to get out there and explore the country. But as far as the road life with the ‘rock n’ roll temptations,’ there’s not much of that with me.
There was a moment when Prince did rock & roll with a sponge-y seductive sound. I think that’s what was in our head for ‘Get On Your Boots.’ But actually, the song is much more punk rock.
I forever felt that I’ve fallen right between the crack of way too young for the first generation of classic rock ‘n’ roll and too old to be brand-new. It’s hard.
I think with Sky and BBC Three and Channel 4, there are some great television platforms, and the stand-up movement in this country is phenomenal. It’s like rock n’ roll here. Britain‘s a funny place and there’s a lot of funny people coming out of there and a lot of people are finding mediums to express themselves.
It’s better for me to play with guys because Rock ‘n’ Roll has such an aggressive attitude.
I don’t know how much more expressive you can get than being a rock and roll singer.
Rock n’ roll as a genre is different from pop and hip hop: it is about bands, and that for me suggests brotherhood, family, friendship and community.
I suppose the best comedy shows do have the rock n’ roll feeling – if it’s a great night, and the roof is raised… yeah, it’s a similar feeling, sure.
I never hated hip-hop. It became the new rock and roll. It became the biggest thing that Africans have ever done in the history of the Americas. Hip-hop put more black Americans on than anything before it. It fed more people. It allowed them to diversify into clothing lines and billion-dollar headphone companies.
I was always drawn to gospel music and the roots of African-American music. It’s the foundation of rock and roll.
Bringing people together is one of my favorite things… I believed that’s what a rock ‘n’ roll Jesus would really do – bring people together through music.
I don’t roll like that but I’ve never been with a hooker either. Yeah, that’s good to say in an interview cause I feel bad a little because people grew up watching me and that’s a little disturbing.
I wish the rock ‘n’ roll scene to be back in.
I was 12 in ’55 when rock and roll hit. It just completely transformed me.
The Telecaster doesn’t really sound that good for the kind of rock and roll that a lot of people played.
I always felt that I was one of the women who helped lay the foundation for rock and roll. But I’d always been overlooked by the Hall of Fame.
I see the crowd singing ‘Rock ‘N Roll’ or ‘Back Road’ at my concerts… they are anthems and they lift up your life.
My existence is about making movies, so I’ve just got to rock and roll with the punches. You want to make movies on telephones, I’m there.
I don’t think there’s any such thing as rock n’ roll anymore – it’s an amalgamation of business interests.
I don’t think rock ‘n roll is necessarily a young man’s game. I think Neil Young is just as rock’n’roll now as he was in his 20s. I’d like to think we can still be edgy and challenging.
To me, true rock ‘n’ roll has a lot of bottom in it.
I love music – anything that catches my ears – but it’s more about lots of rock ‘n’ roll and really funky electronic music.
I think that the best rock n’ roll is about the spirit of being young, the feeling of being 16 and getting crazy with your friends and going out to a show and just that whole feeling.
Being in a rock n’ roll band was like being in a Sherman tank. Nothing got to you. You were surrounded and protected by men.
I worry from the moment I take a job. I worry about how I’m going to do it, if I can do it… Then I walk on set and the director says, ‘Roll’, and all of a sudden, all of it disappears and it’s all happening, and I relax, and I’m doing what I do, and I’m not even thinking about it.
Rock ‘n’ roll is much easier if you’re white.
Rock and roll mainly but I can play passable jazz also.
Each outing is its own game. You roll on your game plan. It is a different chess match each time you go out there. I just try to be prepared.
On the surface, rock and roll changes at an amazing pace. The influence of a figure like the Maharishi can appear and disappear in a matter of months. Talk about old fashioned rock and roll finds itself dead before it begins.
They wanted to start recording rock ‘n roll, and thought I had the right voice.
It was the early days of Rock ‘n’ Roll in this country. We were all struggling to learn music, it might be Country, Jazz, Classical, Blues or even Rock ‘n’ Roll.