The first real thing I heard was Three O'Clock Blues by B.B. King. That's where it all began for me.
Music has nothing to do with your technical ability.
I think it's a sensible thing not to read your fan mail - not to take it too seriously.
When you start believing you're something special, then you're not going to be striving to move forward.
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 think the fundamental part of my technique is my vibrato.
It all comes down to the density of the wood. Every guitar's different.
The ability to make music is a gift that you're born with; it's not something you can learn.
I was very keen on people like Elvis, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Gene Vincent.
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.
If I could sing, I wouldnt be a guitarist.
I have short hands. That's why I have to bend up to notes; I can't always reach the frets.
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 certain death of an artist is overconfidence.
A wah-wah is important as well. I love it; it makes the guitar scream.
I can't say I feel influenced by today's guitar players.
I didn't want to get attached to one guitar; I didn't want to have an instrument that was irreplaceable.
I feel that my playing on the first album was probably some of my best.
I feel I've been blessed with a gift of creativity and composition. That's why I've been able to keep going.
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.
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 got a guitar when I was about 14, for a Christmas present, and went from there.
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