You're everything I hope for. You're everything I need. You are so beautiful to me.
I have one message for young musicians around the world. Stay true to your heart, believe in yourself, and work hard.
Love lift us up where we belong.
Oooh I get by with a little help from my friends.
God, I'm just a fat bald guy, 60 years old, singing the blues, you know?
For me, the focus are songs, which really get the audience moving.
The world is a tougher place to live in than it was back then, as we come into the computer age.
It's all a matter of hearing what I like and seeing if I can make it fit into my style.
Making music, if youre a real musician, you carry on, regardless in this world.
I would like to be able to do a song with Ray Charles, before we both get too old.
I love songs that have a rocking and grooving feeling.
I have always been a sucker for ballads, but you have to be careful these days, you can't overload people.
I think to be a good songwriter, you have to be able to play an instrument.
I had a job when I was 16 at a gas fitter, which was a bit like a pipe fitter.
Once you get into entertaining a quarter of a million people, it's a very weird place to be.
Over the years, Ive worked with just about everybody.
Yeah, one of the main ways is for songs that make me want to move.
Well, we have this place in Telluride, Colorado. Its somewhere I can just get away and relax and think.
It's interesting, as I said on the last tour in America, the audience actually came out, they had to have been the kind of fans who listened to my music via their parents, you know what I mean?
Some of the songs I do once in a while that I kinda... my set list is basically like my hits, there is a good reason why they are there; people really like them.
Don't go on American Idol, I think you'll spend the rest of your life living it down and I think it's getting kinda scary, isn't it?
Well, over the years, I've developed a stable of songs of which I'm known for and never get tired of singing.
I only look at things in a short term of a few years, but admittedly, I reevaluate what I'm doing, and whether I want to continue touring or not.
I've been touring now since about '68. I was in Germany when the wall came down. Unfortunately I was in New York when 9/11 happened.
Back then, I, most rockers loved Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis... you know in the '60s.
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