Pop music, disco music, and heavy metal music is about shutting out the tensions of life, putting it away.
Elvis deserves a lot of credit for bringing the blues to middle America, not the Vegas stuff. The early stuff, The Sun records, and the first few RCA records. He was wonderful, he had the power, the drive, and he was so dedicated to his music.
The Monkees was a straight sitcom, we used the same plots that were on the other situation comedies at the time. So the music wasn't threatening, we weren't threatening.
I never listen to music in the house, I listen to music in the car.
No, in 1968 I still wanted to be a Pop Star, and be about the music. Now, I want to be just about the music.
Pop music is aspirin and the blues are vitamins.
Put you energy into music. If it fails you, you can become an accountant or a dentist. And then if you become a dentist or an accountant, it's too late to become a musician afterwards.
Ringo is one of the world's true humans. The only one out those four guys, who did not have an agenda. Ringo was just into the music.