A live concert to me is exciting because of all the electricity that is generated in the crowd and on stage. It's my favorite part of the business, live concerts.
From the time I was a kid, I always knew something was going to happen to me. Didn't know exactly what.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
I happened to come along in the music business when there was no trend.
I hope I didn't bore you too much with my life story.
I like to sing ballads the way Eddie Fisher does and the way Perry Como does. But the way I'm singing now is what makes the money.
I sure lost my musical direction in Hollywood. My songs were the same conveyer belt mass production, just like most of my movies were.
It's human nature to gripe, but I'm going ahead and doing the best I can.
Just because I managed to do a little something, I don't want anyone back home to think I got the big head.
Later on they send me to Hollywood. To make movies. It was all new to me. I was only 21 years old.
More than anything else, I want the folks back at home to think right of me.
Rock and roll music, if you like it, if you feel it, you can't help but move to it. That's what happens to me. I can't help it.'
The next thing I knew, I was out of the service and making movies again. My first picture was called, GI Blues. I thought I was still in the army.
Those movies sure got me into a rut.
Those people in New York are not gonna change me none.
Too much TV hurts movies.
Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain't goin' away.
Until we meet again, may God bless you as he has blessed me.
Whatever I will become will be what God has chosen for me.
When I get married, it'll be no secret.