Jimmy Page

“I think it was that we were really seasoned musicians. We had serious roots that spanned different cultures, obviously the blues.”

Jimmy Page

Elton John

“Bands today have to learn their craft by putting the hard work in that we did when we were young performers.”

Elton John

Pete Townshend of The Who

“He is the king. If it hadn’t been for Link Wray and ‘Rumble’, I would have never picked up a guitar.”

Pete Townshend

 

B.B. King

“The way I feel today, as long as my health is good and I can handle myself well, and people still come to my concerts, still buy my CD’s, I’ll keep playing until I feel like I can’t.”

B.B. King

Mick Jagger

“I’d rather be dead than singing “Satisfaction” when I’m forty five.”

Mick Jagger

Johnny Winter

“Everybody was tellin’ me that I had to do something different, and I kind of agreed that I did need to vary a little bit. I still love some rock n roll too.”

“I just like the blues better than rock n roll.”

“…it just takes one person to make people aware of the blues.”

“I think the blues will always be around. People need it.”

Johnny Winter

Janis Joplin

“You know why we’re stuck with the myth that only black people have soul? Because white people don’t let themselves feel things.”

Janis Joplin

Aretha Franklin

“I always felt rock and roll was very,very wholesome music”

“If a song’s about something I’ve experienced or that could’ve happened to me it’s good. But if it’s alien to me, I couldn’t lend anything to it. Because that’s what soul is all about.”

Aretha Franklin

Tom Petty

“It’s funny how the music industry is enraged about the Internet and the way things are copied without being paid for. But you know why people steal the music? Because they can’t afford the music.”

Tom Petty