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Born: 1942-06-20
Profession: Musician
Nation: American
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My skills are musical, not lyrical.

Tags: Lyrical, Musical, Skills

Politics goes in one ear and out the other. I don't even know the president's name for sure. That's how stupid I am.

Tags: Politics, Stupid, Sure

Pop music has been exhausted. The innocence has been exhausted. I think we've lost the ability to be blown away by music.

Tags: Away, Lost, Music

Probably not much of a song left in me, you know, if any, because I've written so many, some 250 songs or 300 or whatever it is.

Tags: Left, Song, Whatever

Summer means happy times and good sunshine. It means going to the beach, going to Disneyland, having fun.

Tags: Fun, Good, Happy

The audiences in the U.K. like me more than in America.

Tags: America, Audiences

The Beatles, the Rolling Stones and Phil Spector. Those were my idols.

Tags: Beatles, Rolling, Stones

There's no outdoing The Beatles.

Tags: Beatles

To wear a floral shirt is an experience.

Tags: Experience, Shirt, Wear

What in the world is a hangover cure?

Tags: Cure, Hangover

When I can't write, it depresses me.

Tags: Write

You know what? I'm not always in a positive, happy place. But I'm able to concentrate enough to come up with a really good song.

Tags: Good, Happy, Positive

You know, Rolling Stones songs all sound kind of the same.

Tags: Songs, Sound, Stones

Don't get married until you're certain that you're marrying the right girl. How did I know my wife was the one? I'd seen her for a couple of months. I liked her. She was a very creative person and she had a very good grip on politics and business.

Tags: Business, Good, Politics

Every now and then I hear voices in my head, but not very clear. I can't understand what they are saying. It's a mental illness. I have been diagnosed as a manic depressive.

Tags: Head, Saying, Understand

First of all, I want people to understand that I'm here to create for them. To create music for people so they'll know that I'm a source of love. And they can depend on my name.

Tags: Love, Music, Understand

I believe that writers run out of material, I really do. I believe very strongly in the fact that when the natural time is up, writers actually do run out of material. To me it's black and white. When there's a song there's a song, when there's not there's not.

Tags: Black, Fact, Time

I have to tell you that J.S. Bach was easily the greatest musical innovator in the history of the world. He was so advanced for his time. There's a spiritual depth to his music. You can listen to it and it's like meditation.

Tags: History, Music, Time

I think I need the demons in order to write, but the demons have gone. It bothers me a lot. I've tried and tried, but I just can't seem to find a melody.

Tags: Gone, Order, Write

I think I'm a vocal genius, not a musical genius. I like background vocals. I consider myself a voice, not a singer. A voice is a sound, and singing is what you do with that sound.

Tags: Genius, Singing, Voice
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I think in terms of emotions. And feelings. So sometimes what I say may not always be clear. But creatively, there's a lot to be said for that way of thinking.

Tags: Feelings, May, Thinking

I would listen to Little Richard and Fats Domino and Chuck Berry, and I would listen to how they played their riffs, and after I taught myself that, I taught myself to play my own kind of stuff.

Tags: After, Listen, Stuff

My mother used to tell me about vibrations. I didn't really understand too much of what that meant when I was just a boy. To think that invisible feelings, invisible vibrations existed scared me to death.

Tags: Death, Feelings, Mother

The Beach Boys have always been a part of the '60s spectrum, with The Beatles and that kind of thing. They were a part of the music business like everyone else. And they did quite well as a singing group, and I finished a lot of good records, and I'm very proud of them.

Tags: Business, Good, Music

The keyboard is my whole life. My life is centered around either sitting at my keyboard or driving my car. Those are the two most important things, more than anything else. Being at my keyboard, it's the happiest time for me.

Tags: Car, Life, Time

You want to know my real pleasure? Food. I love chocolate. I can't get enough chocolate. I can't help it. But my biggest pleasure of all is exercise. I really get off on exercise.

Tags: Food, Help, Love

Any article's good. Long as it's publicity, I think that's all that matters. I think it's advancement for my career.

Tags: Career, Good, Matters

Gershwin inspired me very much. The concept of 'That Lucky Old Sun' was inspired by 'Rhapsody in Blue' - not influenced, but inspired.

Tags: Inspired, Old, Sun

I always do get a little bit paranoid when I get a lot of attention. But I get used to it.

Tags: Attention, Bit, Used

I can write songs, I've had songs in movies, but I can't compose film scores, you know?

Tags: Film, Movies, Write

I consider myself to be a crusader of love. I try to spread love around the world as best I can because I know I have a handle on love.

Tags: Best, Love, Try

I earned my famous name.

Tags: Earned, Famous, Name

I get off on hearing other people's voices. I like voices: they're my favourite things on records.

Tags: Hearing, Off, Records

I have stage fright every single concert I've ever done. I have at least four or five minutes of it. It's absolute living hell.

Tags: Done, Living, Single

I like the piano - I'm always about 15 feet away from a piano.

Tags: Away, Feet, Piano

I listen to oldies but goodies stations, '60s and '70s music.

Tags: Listen, Music, Oldies

I meditate and I also think about meditation. Which is funny. I think about Maharishi, about just the idea of meditating. It gives me something.

Tags: Funny, Idea, Meditation

I play piano all the time. I'm always at my piano, playing music.

Tags: Music, Playing, Time

I still believe that something is right only when it feels right.

Tags: Feels

I think cursing is a bunch of malarkey.

Tags: Bunch, Cursing

I wake up in the morning and I say 'Ahh! Today's the day for a song! I'm going to write a song today!' And I do. I write a song.

Tags: Morning, Today, Write

I wanted to emulate Bob Flanagan, the high voice in the 'Four Freshmen.' I wanted to sing high like he did.

Tags: High, Voice, Wanted

I was very, very financially secure my whole life. I have been very lucky to say that.

Tags: Life, Lucky, Whole

I'd earned over a million dollars by the time I was old enough to vote.

Tags: Enough, Old, Time

I'm happy; I'm a happy person.

Tags: Happy

I'm just a shy and retreating kind of person. Sometimes I get in a real talkative mood - but not very often.

Tags: Often, Real, Sometimes

I'm not a genius. I'm just a hard-working guy.

Tags: Genius, Guy

If there's not love present, it's much, much harder to function. When there's love present, it's easier to deal with life.

Tags: Life, Love, Present

If you're going to write a song, try to get together with a collaborator because it's better to write with collaborators.

Tags: Together, Try, Write

It's like when a guy gets a divorce from his wife. You part ways. That's what I did with The Beach Boys.

Tags: Divorce, Guy, Wife

My brother Carl taught me how to play bass. I'm a self-taught keyboard player, though - I figured out our harmonies at the piano.

Tags: Brother, Player, Though