The first real thing I heard was Three O'Clock Blues by B.B. King. That's where it all began for me.
There's more power in the simpler things, I think.
When you start believing you're something special, then you're not going to be striving to move forward.
I go for as much feeling as I can rather than show what I can do up and down the neck. I don't play to show people ability.
If I could sing, I wouldnt be a guitarist.
The ability to make music is a gift that you're born with; it's not something you can learn.
It's impossible to play a run with as much feeling as a single note. I've never been so much into runs as making single notes cry.
It's great to have something you can be proud of.
I think it's a sensible thing not to read your fan mail - not to take it too seriously.
I wouldn't count myself as being a true blues guitarist because I feel you have to live it.
Radio is commercial, isn't it. Its a business.
While I was with Procol Harum, the only time I'd see my guitar was either when I walked onstage or in the studio.
I got a guitar when I was about 14, for a Christmas present, and went from there.
I have short hands. That's why I have to bend up to notes; I can't always reach the frets.
I go through about two Fender mediums a night because I don't pick straight down; it's sort of sideways, and it shaves them off.
I don't tend to have a favorite album; I tend to have favorite tracks. There are flaws in every album that spoil it for me.
I feel I've been blessed with a gift of creativity and composition. That's why I've been able to keep going.
I feel that my playing on the first album was probably some of my best.
I have done some things that I'm very proud of. I don't think you can say any more than that, really.
It was an experience being on a Beatles tour. They weren't very good. The singing was great, but the playing was a bit weak.
A wah-wah is important as well. I love it; it makes the guitar scream.
There are no plans to do any more live stuff. I really feel like there's enough live shows out there.
My energy flagged because of heavy cold but the guys took up the slack.
It gives me a good feeling to know that people out there really care.
If you want to do rock and roll, forget about those who've come after '65.
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