Before I got in this business I was in the chicken business.
I'm just grateful to be on this planet. I have no enemies that I know of. I'm just the guy who makes happy.
It takes a real soldier to stay in the music industry and live off the things that have been put before me and be able to survive all this time because it has not been easy.
Hooka Tooka, my soda cracker, does your momma chaw tobacca?
I want my flowers while I'm alive.
I am the Alexander Graham Bell of the phone company, the Christopher Columbus of America because after 'The Twist' everything changed, .. Watch the films from 1958 up to 1959, and watch American Bandstand during that time. After the song came out, everything was different.
Jack be nimble, Jack be quick, Jack go under the limbo stick.
Every limbo boy and girl, all around the limbo world. Gonna do the limbo rock, all around the limbo clock.
When the baby is older take the diapers off, my girl is gonna do the Slop.
Wiggle like a stick, wobble like a duck, that's what you do when you do the Hucklebuck.
I've got a girl that I love so, hey Loddy Loddy Lo.
You wave your hands up to the sky, kick your legs to the side. Are you ready, let's do the Freddie.
Elvis, you're still King.
I want people to look at a checkerboard and think of me!
What turns me on is to walk into a sold-out venue. The audiences are so much the same as they were in the '60s. It's just an amazing thing. I can't explain it, but I hope it never stops.
God's got something for me. I have faith it'll be OK.
Do you realize that I have had five albums in the Top 30. Elvis and The Beatles have never done that. I had five singles in the Top 5, I mean, no one's ever done that.
I compare the Twist to the electric light, The Twist is me, and Im it. Im the electric light.
Dancing, apart to music with a beat, is my legacy.
When I'm onstage they know I'm honest, and I try to be as humble as I can.
My outlet is my music, and it's been this way since I was 4 years old.
Ever see a little kid walking around talking to himself? I'm the same way.
The gist of the Twist is chiefly in the hips
Everybody in the '80s, well, we hate rap. Now, the biggest rapper in the world... Eminem. Rap's a black thing.
Besides, at 62 years old I look like I'm about 27.
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