I went from elementary school to proper training, operatic training, and I went on to the Motown University and learned a lot of things from some wonderful people.
If you stick around long enough, people start referring to you as a survivor. Suddenly I found myself on the receiving end of several prestigious awards.
After years of making wrong decisions in my life, in 1977 I found out that it was all right to be square, simple, and sober.
Going on with life, it only gets more and more intense as time goes by - and the challenges only multiply.
Good and bad - this is the story of my life.
I have always thought music as a way out of the ordinary mundane obligations of life.
There are times in show business when you work so much you think you will pop your cork, and then suddenly you can't find any work.
I don't worry about being in a hurry any more, because my faith in God will always deliver me on time.
A large family makes you accept sharing your parents.
Most performers spend half their earnings taking care of family members.
I was stranded in Disco. I went to dozens of darkened places with enough flashing lights to drive the average person mad. I felt lost in the pulse of sheer panic.
Lead singers not only do the majority of the work, but their personalities are singled out and taken as the general attitude of the unit.
Disco music in the '70s was just a call to go wild and party and dance with no thought or conscience or regard for tomorrow.
The world I was born into was one filled with music.
I still marvel at how God turns dreams into reality.