I'd sing and shake my leg a bit, and it looked like I was doing something.
As I go back and listen, the other girls weren't singing quite like I was.
So, it's nice to know that you've inspired someone to do their life's work.
But, it was a popular show, and I knew everyone on it, so it was always fun to do.
But, we didn't have all the media that we do today.
You could have a hit in California that no one had heard of in Oklahoma.
I liked Little Richard!
We had to work five back-to-back shows, forty-five minutes on, fifteen minutes off. That's just an awful lot of singing.
You know, no one steered people's careers in those days, I don't think, like they do today.
On that show, I did country and some rock, too, whatever record I had out at the time, I'd sing that.
Getting comments like that from even the young people at the shows who probably aren't singers, the girls who just tell me that I'm an inspiration to them, for one reason or another.
I really appreciate people like Rosie coming out and saying I've inspired them.
There wasn't so many ISSUES like there are today. It was a simpler time.
I have eighteen titles in the German language. I had a number one song in 1965.
It really is, to see that this kind of music is still so popular.