You're everything I hope for. You're everything I need. You are so beautiful to me.
Oooh I get by with a little help from my friends.
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.
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.
I would like to be able to do a song with Ray Charles, before we both get too old.
God, I'm just a fat bald guy, 60 years old, singing the blues, you know?
I love songs that have a rocking and grooving feeling.
I think to be a good songwriter, you have to be able to play an instrument.
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?
Europe is usually where I am usually galloping around.
Ive been touring now since about 68.
I was in Germany when the wall came down.
The world is a tougher place to live in than it was back then, as we come into the computer age.
Back then, I, most rockers loved Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis... you know in the '60s.
Well, over the years, I've developed a stable of songs of which I'm known for and never get tired of singing.
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?
I had a job when I was 16 at a gas fitter, which was a bit like a pipe fitter.
I have always been a sucker for ballads, but you have to be careful these days, you can't overload people.
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.
Over the years, Ive worked with just about everybody.
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.
Yeah, one of the main ways is for songs that make me want to move.
Making music, if youre a real musician, you carry on, regardless in this world.
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