„They looked at me like I was some kind of threat. [Mick] Jagger really tried to put me down, but there was no way some crude, lippy guy was going to do a number on me. I was always able to squelch him. I found out that, if you stand up to Mick, he crumbles.“
— Anita Pallenberg German actress, model and Rolling Stones groupie 1942 - 2017
On becoming acquainted with the Rolling Stones. As quoted in Up and Down With The Rolling Stones, by Tony Sanchez.
„There's somethin' about singing, that is the business! You sing, women go crazy! 'Cause Mick Jagger is an ugly motherfucker... with big-ass lips! Mick Jagger's lips so big, black people be goin', 'He got some big-ass lips! These are big motherfuckin' lips!“
— Eddie Murphy American stand-up comedian, actor, and singer 1961
„I am a ham. I've no business being rock 'n' roll. I've said it over and over again that I'm a classical composer, dishevelling my personality by dabbling in rock 'n' roll.“
— John Cale Welsh composer, singer-songwriter and record producer 1942
Attributed without citation at
„My cousin came over to my house one day just to fool around and we said — he said, some day we should start a rock n' roll group. We could all get together. And I said, I know I guy named Al Jardine who plays bass and could probably sing good. You know. So we went from there.“
— Brian Wilson American musician, singer, songwriter and record producer 1942
— Tom Petty American musician 1950
„I didn't plan on rock 'n' roll. I wanted to learn jazz; I got to know some people doing rock 'n' roll with jazz, and I thought I could make money playing music. In rock 'n' roll you can realize anything that you can in jazz or anything. There's no limitation other than the beat. You have more freedom than you do in anything except jazz — which is dying — as far as making any money is concerned.“
— Robby Krieger American rock guitarist and songwriter 1946
Comment posted at his official website http://www.robbykrieger.com.
„This morning on Dartford station a guy I knew at primary school came up to me. He's got every record Chuck Berry made. He is called Mick Jagger.“
— Keith Richards British rock musician, member of The Rolling Stones 1943
From letter to Keith's aunt Keef comes clean, The Times p4, 15 Oct 2010.
„I'm 33... before AC/DC I've played in a lot of bands in Australia. You're never too old to rock and roll.“
— Bon Scott Rock musician 1946 - 1980
From Best, December 1979.
„[Rock 'n' roll] really is not given to thinking — and resents thinking. Which I believe is the big error of rock 'n' roll. It's always aspired to be the music of the working class. And it's never been looked upon as a vocabulary for art and artistic thinking... We have to be able to expand the vocabulary to express more complex thoughts.“
— Paul Simon American musician, songwriter and producer 1941
Interview in Musician (March 1984), p. 66-68
„I think my chances of getting into the Rock 'N' Roll Hall Of Fame are about as good as Milli Vanilli's.“
— "Weird Al" Yankovic American singer-songwriter, music producer, accordionist, actor, comedian, writer, satirist, and parodist 1959
Ask Al Archives: August 2003 http://www.weirdal.com/aaarchive.htm#081503.