A good band is like a team. You want to have the right balance. It's not always the best people you need, but the right ones for the job.

— Ronnie Hawkins

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Rock 'n' roll was two pegs below being a prisoner of war back then.

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If you think all men are created equal, you haven't seen Bo Diddley in the shower.

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I spent ninety percent of my money on wine, women and song and just wasted the other ten percent.

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I hope the Canada Pops can play in E and A.

I do 'Forty Days' and 'Bo Diddley'. I don't change songs, just bands.

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I am a cross between Carl Perkins and Led Zeppelin.

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I don't know who's left to hear us. But if there are people who want the real thing, we've got it. My band rocks, and I plan to keep doing it 'till nobody shows up to see it anymore.

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I was a Gordon Lightfoot fan before he ever had a song out.

You just knew he was pure talent and he was going to be successful. Gordon has written and recorded some of the greatest music ever.

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Wherever there are rock 'n' rollers, we'll play.

That's what we've been doing for more than 30 years - rock 'n' roll. It's made me everything from an honorary mayor to honorary member of a motorcycle gang.

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'The bigtime for you is just around the corner.

' They told me that first in 1952 - boy, it's been a long corner. If I don't hit the bigtime in the next 25 or 30 years, I'm gonna pack in the music business and become a full-time gigolo.

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