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Born: 1944-03-17
Profession: Musician
Nation: American
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I think that my past stands me in good stead in that it does have a certain strength for musicians.

Tags: Good, Past, Strength

In other words, musicians know that going back to the Spoonful, what we were doing was not copying.

Tags: Copying, Musicians, Words

It might be thematic work. It might be theatrical. I enjoy that kind of work.

Tags: Enjoy, Might, Work

My father was a classical musician and my mother was a writer.

Tags: Father, Mother, Writer

Now, I was the Summer Concert guy. I played every Summer concert there was.

Tags: Guy, Played, Summer

Sometimes you really dig a girl, the moment you kiss her, And then you get distracted by her older sister.

Tags: Girl, Moment, Sometimes

The Jug Band was exactly what I wanted to do, and it wasn't my idea.

Tags: Band, Idea, Wanted

Well, I did a harmonica instruction tape for Homespun tapes.

Tags: Harmonica, Tape, Tapes

You have to remember now, I was not being terribly successful at going solo.

Tags: Remember, Solo, Successful

But, what did happen is I went to Woodstock as a member of the audience. I did not show up there with a road manager and a couple of guitars. I showed up with a change of clothes and a toothbrush.

Tags: Change, Happen, Show

First of all, I think that is true, if you are a musician, particularly on the come, that you do have to end up in one of these musical centers, some way, to be viable, saleable and so on.

Tags: End, Musical, True

Geez, I wish I could tell you I had a whole bunch of '80s hair bands, you know something you really wouldn't expect, but I don't know that the music police would be that surprised, because most of the stuff that I am influenced by is in evidence in the music.

Tags: Music, Tell, Wish

I was wildly out of style when that television theme song suddenly pushed its way onto the Top Ten. It was certainly not the record company trying to make that happen.

Tags: Happen, Song, Trying

I'm seeing and hearing lots of B to B instruments, and everybody isn't, you know, using them... a lot of these guys are trying to do it on conventional guitars, although that has its own sound, and maybe its okay.

Tags: Everybody, Maybe, Trying

My father was invited to play on a television show when I was 17 or 18 that was an early equivalent of educational television, a Sunday afternoon kind of variety art show.

Tags: Art, Father, Sunday

To the extent that '60s guys own things, yes... but I don't have the publishing, just like most '60s guys, and that was an error, you know... part ownership in publishing was the kind of era that started a little bit later, when real businessmen started to manage artists.

Tags: Artists, Real, Started

When I left the band I said Look, I am ready to move on. I was interested in playing with some of the other people that I had bee a studio musician with.

Tags: Left, Playing, Said

When I was ten, I caught glandular fever and had to have a year off school. My parents arranged for a tutor to keep me on track with my studies.

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You see a gorgeous woman on your screens in a flak jacket, and it's almost like entertainment.

Tags: Almost, Gorgeous, Woman

I think the big news organizations, the UPI, AP, Reuters, and the 'Sunday Times' - do take their training seriously. And I think they do only send experienced correspondents with proper insurance and proper training. And they don't force them to go where they don't want to go.

Tags: Big, Sunday, Training
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More women than men graduate in media studies. They don't know how to find a fixer; they don't know about weaponry; they don't know where is safe, where is not safe - they just want to prove themselves.

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A lot of my identity as an Aboriginal person is about family.

Tags: Aboriginal, Family, Identity

It takes a lot of courage as an actor to take time off for family. But family is everything.

Tags: Courage, Family, Time

People look at me and they don't see what they think is a typical Aboriginal.

Tags: Aboriginal, Typical

I definitely take after my dad, looks-wise. But my mum is my greatest inspiration. All the women in my family are amazing. They're hilarious. I love funny people.

Tags: Family, Funny, Love
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