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It’s not like it used to be where everybody has a record company to belong to.
– Edwin Starr
You can only be lucky if you have a place to record.
Which I would’ve done ’cause I volunteered for the draft which meant that I only had to do two years. But when the Cubans had missiles in the Canal and Kennedy made the extension, I was one of the ones who had enough time to be extended.
I knew that I had a following here in England, and if I came over here maybe I could cultivate it, but I never dreamt it would be as great as it has been.
Well, nine times out of ten when you have 2 or 3 stars in a household you have an unfortunate amount of competition that’s not necessarily a healthy competition.
If you can make the family life and the music work together that’s wonderful. If you can make it work.
And me, myself personally, in order for there to be any kind of longevity there’s gotta be some history.
I do more work in Britain than I do anywhere else in the world.
The record industry is a world within itself.
Most artists come in and out of the country, they stay may be 2 weeks – or a month max and then they leave.
Unfortunately, I’m not one of those people who take pictures, you know, carry a camera. Because if I did I’d have stack’s and stack’s and stack’s of different act’s. I got a lot here – I know what I done.