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Born: 1944-08-02
Profession: Musician
Nation: British
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We played at a club called, the Elbow Room. Don Carlos, the nightclub owner, was very hip and a very important person who made a big impact on my life.

Tags: Big, Life, Room

Traffic was very, very free. It was great.

Tags: Free, Great, Traffic

But then you have to write a song, so at that point, I picked up the reins and started to write lyrics.

Tags: Point, Song, Write

For me, naming bands was the forerunner to really writing lyrics, because I work off titles.

Tags: Off, Work, Writing

After that, I specifically started writing lyrics. I would like sweat and think and get it all together.

Tags: After, Together, Writing

Because I would just tell everyone it was going to be great and just put that belief in them.

Tags: Great, Put, Tell

Far From Home was also my idea from a magazine I'd seen.

Tags: Far, Home, Idea

Guys would hang out in groups just to be with the music.

Tags: Groups, Guys, Music

I think you do better when you are really up for it, cause passion goes up.

Tags: Cause, Goes, Passion

I turned everybody on so, psychologically, I guess I was pushing the boundaries creativity.

Tags: Boundaries, Creativity, Everybody

Mr. Fantasy was the only song that was scribbling on a piece of paper.

Tags: Paper, Piece, Song

So the name of a group has to say something. The name has to be strong.

Tags: Group, Name, Strong

There I met Gordon Jackson and Dave Meredith who were playing in local bands.

Tags: Bands, Local, Playing

We all ended up jumping up and down, hugging each other when Ali won;cause Ali is the greatest.

Tags: Cause, Greatest, Won

We all had a desire and appreciation for such a wide range of music.

Tags: Desire, Music, Wide

We loved everything. We wanted to be able to do anything.

Tags: Able, Loved, Wanted

You have to have a strong title. It's got to say something.

Tags: Strong, Title

You know, I had the ability like a catalyst to really get everybody hyped up.

Tags: Ability, Catalyst, Everybody

You try to be moody when you're young and it had a good ring to it.

Tags: Good, Try, Young

Everything that Traffic ever did, I'd give Steve a complete lyric, titled, written out with the verse, the bridge, the shape and rhyme and then Steve had to figure out how the meter of the words would fit musically.

Tags: Give, Words, Written

I have always had a tremendous amount of energy and any band I was ever in from the age of fourteen, I would always be the one who would describe the future and vibe everyone up.

Tags: Age, Energy, Future

I have to confess that a strong contributing factor was that I had just taken what was probably the first acid ever made, given to me by a guy called Johnny Fellows, who had just returned from America.

Tags: America, Guy, Strong

I was half asleep lying there writing this lyric in my head at about 3:30 in the morning. I woke Steve up with this idea and then we went into the living room where there was a little upright piano and finished the song. I wonder where that piano is now?

Tags: Living, Morning, Writing

They gave it to us for about five bucks a week, and we just went there to live. Probably the first band that ever did that back then and it became the famous cottage.

Tags: Band, Famous, Week

This kind of music was just hitting England, so we were getting this following in clubs in Birmingham just cause we were trying to do something different.

Tags: Getting, Music, Trying

This was an important part of my life. But it was also sad that we didn't play there, cause we had such alot of fans that were waiting for us and Brazilians are great people. It's now my second home.

Tags: Great, Home, Life
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