I believe I was ahead of my time.
I still play Strat, I don't know nothing else. Strats and Telecasters.
In China, when you get to the airport everyone be talking in American slang.
I'm just beginning to develop callouses on my fingers, because I haven't played a lot.
I miss riding those fast trains in Japan... 'cause I'd never seen a train that fast in my life.
Spector is a good guy, but he's a nut. Ha, ha, ha! You know, I love him, but he's unpredictable. He's OK as long as he don't drink.
In those days, man, in the '50s, black people in the South... We didn't recognize contracts that much. And we didn't recognize marriages that much, either.
They have all different names for music. I think the music I'm going to change the style with is going to be really, really big-years and years after I'm gone.
They would come down in Mississippi, they hired me as a talent scout. And I would go all over Mississippi, Alabama, Texas, and find out different artists for them.
I'm very fast on teaching guys. Like, when I came over here, I only had two rehearsals with the band. I wondered when I first got here... but it sure came up great.