I’d rather play jazz, I hate rock and roll.
– Ginger Baker
I left rock and roll professionally at about 49. That’s too long as far as I’m concerned. Some people can do it; it depends on what you were.
– Grace Slick
I don’t want to see old people doing rap or rock and roll. It makes me cringe.
I think the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, first of all, has got to be put into the context of being an American cultural showcase. It’s there to be a museum showcase of all that’s great about American music.
– Ian Anderson
I listened to classic rock and roll, and punk rock. ‘Goon Squad’ provides a pretty accurate playlist of my teenage years, though it leaves out ‘The Who,’ which was my absolute favorite band.
– Jennifer Egan
All of a sudden, someone threw me in front of this rock and roll band. And I decided then and there that was it. I never wanted to do anything else.
– Janis Joplin
Christianity will go. It will vanish and shrink. I needn’t argue with that; I’m right and I will be proved right. We’re more popular than Jesus now; I don’t know which will go first – rock and roll or Christianity.
– John Lennon
The Telecaster doesn’t really sound that good for the kind of rock and roll that a lot of people played.
– John Fogerty
If you tried to give rock and roll another name, you might call it ‘Chuck Berry’.
Sex and drugs and rock and roll.
– Ian Dury
There’s a hell of a lot of freedom in this rock and roll circus… it’s where all the freaks go – it’s the environment for me.
– Brian Molko
The whole world loves American movies, blue jeans, jazz and rock and roll. It is probably a better way to get to know our country than by what politicians or airline commercials represent.
– Billy Joel
When people talk about the ’60s I never think that was me there. It was me and I was in it, but I was never enamoured with all that. It’s supposed to be sex and drugs and rock and roll and I’m not really like that. I’ve never really seen the Rolling Stones as anything.
– Charlie Watts
I wanted to play rock and roll when I started playing. Nobody at that time ever thought about songwriting. You sang songs, that’s all. You sang other people’s songs. That’s all there were.
– Bruce Cockburn
You got to realize that the vision, the image, according to 1964 U.S. rock and roll standards, was mohair suit and tie, and nicey-nicey ol’ boy next door.
– Bobby Keys
With how huge Yes was, especially in the ’70s and ’80s, as a touring band and actually playing at the JFK Stadium in Philadelphia to 130,000 people, which is the biggest-paying show ever in rock history, you would think we’d done enough for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
– Chris Squire
I’ve been playing rock and roll since I was 16 years old, and now I have a 16-year-old.
– Billie Joe Armstrong
Where is this great love for rock and roll that existed for 50 or 60 years?
– Billy Corgan
I definitely got to a point where I realize how unusual it is to be able to play large, sold-out shows 30 years into a rock and roll career. I don’t take it for granted.
– Adam Clayton
I take my job as a rock and roll sax player very seriously. To do it the way that I must do it, I must be in good condition. The better shape you’re in, the harder you can rock.
– Clarence Clemons
As long as all four of my limbs keep moving and I can still sit up straight and play hard rock and roll for 2 and a half to 3 hours, I’m gonna keep doing it, and I’m gonna do it the way I do it.
– Butch Trucks
Jazz, rock and roll, movies and comics are the culture of America.
– Bill Griffith
I played Big Band jazz music. I wasn’t into rock and roll. I was just there because it was a living. I surprised everyone. I’m still surprising people.
– Bobby Vinton
So I will go as far as I can into rock and roll carrying my Christian banner.
– Cliff Richard
Well, all rock and roll is based in artifice.
The ’60s are gone, dope will never be as cheap, sex never as free, and the rock and roll never as great.
– Abbie Hoffman
Rock and roll and swing never quite mixed. Rock and roll came in and just blew everything out of the water. Big bands were dead.
– Brian Setzer
The stage show is, in some sense, highly theatrical. It’s definitely not just a band in jeans playing rock and roll.
– Amanda Palmer
I always felt that I was one of the women who helped lay the foundation for rock and roll. But I’d always been overlooked by the Hall of Fame.
– Brenda Lee
Rock and Roll is still asking people like me to live up to the old guard’s concept of what success is but it doesn’t mean anything.