Born Friday 27 November 1942, died Friday 18 September 1970
You have to give people something to dream on.
When I played God Bless The Queen, I was wondering if they was gonna dig us, then quite naturally I'd go on and try to get it together.
See, that's nothing but blues, that's all I'm singing about. It's today's blues.
The reflection of the world is blues, that's where that part of the music is at. Then you got this other kind of music that's tryin' to come around.
If it was up to me, there wouldn't be no such thing as the establishment.
I was trying to do too many things at the same time, which is my nature. But I was enjoying it, and I still do enjoy it.
When we go to play, you flip around and flash around and everything, and then they're not gonna see nothin' but what their eyes see. Forget about their ears.
All I'm writing is just what I feel, that's all. I just keep it almost naked. And probably the words are so bland.
It's funny the way most people love the dead. Once you are dead, you are made for life.
My goal is to be one with the music. I just dedicate my whole life to this art.
Music makes me high on stage, and that's the truth. It's like being almost addicted to music.
We have time, there's no big rush.
Every city in the world always has a gang, a street gang, or the so-called outcasts.
You don't have to be singing about love all the time in order to give love to the people. You don't have to keep flashing those words all the time.
My nature just changes.
Rock is so much fun. That's what it's all about - filling up the chest cavities and empty kneecaps and elbows.
White collar conservative flashin down the street, pointing that plastic finger at me, they all assume my kind will drop and die, but I'm gonna wave my freak flag high.
It all has to come from inside, though, I guess.
To be with the others, you have to have your hair short and wear ties. So we're trying to make a third world happen, you know what I mean?
When I die, just keep playing the records.