You're everything I hope for. You're everything I need. You are so beautiful to me.
Love lift us up where we belong.
I have one message for young musicians around the world. Stay true to your heart, believe in yourself, and work hard.
Oooh I get by with a little help from my friends.
For me, the focus are songs, which really get the audience moving.
It's all a matter of hearing what I like and seeing if I can make it fit into my style.
God, I'm just a fat bald guy, 60 years old, singing the blues, you know?
The world is a tougher place to live in than it was back then, as we come into the computer age.
Making music, if youre a real musician, you carry on, regardless in this world.
I love songs that have a rocking and grooving feeling.
I would like to be able to do a song with Ray Charles, before we both get too old.
I have always been a sucker for ballads, but you have to be careful these days, you can't overload people.
Once you get into entertaining a quarter of a million people, it's a very weird place to be.
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.
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?
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.
Back then, I, most rockers loved Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis... you know in the '60s.
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?
Over the years, Ive worked with just about everybody.
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.
Ive been touring now since about 68.
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.
I have sung to large crowds since then, and there is a feeling that once you get over 100,000 people, you kind of lose the control element, you don't know if you are really getting through or not.
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