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Born: 1937-10-20
Profession: Musician
Nation: American
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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.

Tags: Another, Reason, Young

It seems like the good things that have happened in my career are things that you don't try to plan and push, and make it happen, it just seems to happen.

Tags: Career, Good, Happen

And it wasn't until '84 when I was first asked to come to Sweden and do an album and concert tour.

Tags: Album, Asked, Until

As I go back and listen, the other girls weren't singing quite like I was.

Tags: Listen, Quite, Singing

But, we didn't have all the media that we do today.

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I didn't realize how many true Rockabilly fans there were here in America.

Tags: America, Here, True

I enjoyed listening to it, but I didn't think I could do it.

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I have eighteen titles in the German language. I had a number one song in 1965.

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I have some of the old videos of my performances on it.

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I learned so much about recording and about singing on records from Ken Nelson.

Tags: Learned, Records, Singing

I loved Carl Perkins, Jerry lee Lewis... not only were they personal friends.

Tags: Friends, Loved, Personal

I really appreciate people like Rosie coming out and saying I've inspired them.

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I'm still learnin'. I pick up something from every performer I watch.

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If I needed to record, I'd head to the coast or Nashville, one or the other.

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If something pops in my mind and it's easy, I write it.

Tags: Easy, Mind, Write

It really is, to see that this kind of music is still so popular.

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None of the other guys in the band really sang, so that's when I brought Roy Clark in.

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On that show, I did country and some rock, too, whatever record I had out at the time, I'd sing that.

Tags: Country, Rock, Time

Right, different generations come along, and discover the music, I think.

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So, it's nice to know that you've inspired someone to do their life's work.

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There wasn't so many ISSUES like there are today. It was a simpler time.

Tags: Issues, Time, Today

They're dressing like in the 50's when they come out to the shows, and many of them have vintage cars.

Tags: Cars, Shows, Vintage

Well, I didn't really have a plan. I just wanted a hit.

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Yeah, they let me do whatever I wanted to.

Tags: Wanted, Whatever, Yeah

You could have a hit in California that no one had heard of in Oklahoma.

Tags: California, Heard, Hit

You know, no one steered people's careers in those days, I don't think, like they do today.

Tags: Careers, Days, Today
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A lot of industry groups have said they support a federal law. They don't want to have to deal with 50 different state laws.

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It is no accident that I made Cartoon Town a simple little village - in many ways it mirrored my home town. And, yes, many of my puppet characters took on some of the more eccentric characteristics of people I knew there.

Tags: Home, Knew, Simple

I'm not up on today's television for children, because it's mostly cartoons that don't seem to interest me.

Tags: Children, Interest, Today

I have no idea how to become successful in children's tv programming today other than to say that whereever you find that rare animal being pursued, insert yourself into its environment; get in the door in any position and work from within.

Tags: Successful, Today, Work

I pitched my last children's show presentation in the mid 1980's. The era of locally produced children's shows was over and the networks were not and are not interested in children's television.

Tags: Children, Last, Show

I would not have done much differently, but I would have loved to have done everything better. The truth is, I think I was just getting warmed up when the era ended.

Tags: Done, Getting, Truth

The journalism school helped me develop writing skills, and I had been enjoying cartooning from a very young age. My interest in puppetry, however, came much later.

Tags: Age, School, Writing

The puppet characters were combinations of people I had known and to some degree aspects of my own personality. Weird was based on someone I knew in Chicago. Dirty Dragon was based on a good friend I had in Indianapolis.

Tags: Friend, Good, Someone

When I was nine years old I use to copy - not trace - the covers of the Donald Duck comics. Many years later I became a close friend of Jack Hannah, the director of the Donald Duck film shorts.

Tags: Film, Friend, Old
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