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To me, there is nothing better than me going into the
by Bobby Vinton

To me, there is nothing better than me going into the
studio with a live band and hearing those violins and
that echo and that sound.
I mean I loved it.
- Bobby Vinton

I had a big troupe, a big army and it was a lot of fun.
And, after 10 years of that, I just decided that I
wanted to travel and do special dates.
I go to Las Vegas these days.
- Bobby Vinton

To me, there was nothing greater than to play for an
audience and to entertain people and that has stayed with me all these years.
- Bobby Vinton

Everybody goes through a stage where you have it.
And, all of a sudden, you don't have it anymore.
You get older and the audience gets younger.
- Bobby Vinton

 

Sammy Davis, I backed him up.
I used to study him every night.
I saw how great performers worked and was able to incorporate
a little bit from the best.
- Bobby Vinton

Nobody really thought I was going to make it,
because I was a musician.
I really wasn't a singer.
- Bobby Vinton

Everything they say about Elvis today is true.
He was just one great guy.
He wasn't jealous of anyone.
I would say Elvis was really someone special when you add it all up.
- Bobby Vinton

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The whole format of entertainment that I did seems to be fading away.
The music business of today is completely different
when you see the videos and the music.
- Bobby Vinton

They said hey look, The Beatles deserve to be number one,
not Bobby Vinton.
We're gonna cut your tires.
Change that listing.
They were dedicated at the time.
- Bobby Vinton

It's just different today.
Nobody seems to last too long these days.
I wouldn't know how to get started today.
- Bobby Vinton

I did have a big following in the upper New York area.
I was at the New York State Fair a few times over the years.
I have areas that I say are my areas.
- Bobby Vinton

Unfortunately, a lot of people are stupid.
They take drugs.
They get drunk and do all the wrong things in life.
I just played it straight.
- Bobby Vinton

I was smart, to tell you the truth.
I'm not really bright, but I'm not stupid.
- Bobby Vinton

I had been on tour with people like Roy Orbison.
I knew Bobby Darin, Sam Cooke.
So many great performers.
- Bobby Vinton

All around as a person, on right decisions,
on holding your money, on doing your trade,
a good education is a must.
I don't think I would've done as good without an education.
- Bobby Vinton

All my songs were solo voices.
Just me singing.
In fact, that was the gimmick - no gimmick.
Just singing straight with not too much background.
- Bobby Vinton

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

I remember Mick Jagger asking me 'hey,
how do you guys feel about us coming over here and
taking all the play from you guys?' I said 'Well,
in a way, you have eliminated all my competition.
- Bobby Vinton

When I owned the theater, I had the Glen Miller Orchestra.
I had 20 girls singing and dancing.
I had a cast of characters.
It was a big group production, as well as ushers,
ticket takers.
- Bobby Vinton

Session musicians kind of respected me because what
I was talking about made sense.
That all came from an education.
Believe me, education does you more good.
Maybe that's the reason I've been around so long.
- Bobby Vinton

As far as critics, I'm not a hip guy.
I was never on drugs.
Nobody ever felt sorry for me 'cause I went straight or found God.
I always had God.
I've always like, played by the rules.
- Bobby Vinton

Most of those takes were one take.
I made those records in three minutes.
I didn't have time to get nervous or scared the first time I sang it.
It was all 'live' and I enjoyed it so much.
- Bobby Vinton

I must tell you, to get started today must be very
difficult 'cause whatever it takes today is very tough.
They have to invest a million dollars in a video just
to see if you have a hit record.
- Bobby Vinton

Today, you're either very big or you're playing stadiums
or you're not playing anymore.
You're either popular where everybody will go to a
20,000 seat arena to see you or they won't go to see you at all.
- Bobby Vinton

I saw an Elvis Presley movie Jailhouse Rock,
where he gets out of jail and makes his own records
and takes them to the radio stations himself.
And then, he puts records in the store.
After seeing that, I made records an put them in stores.
- Bobby Vinton

Times were changing.
Clothes were changing.
Morals were changing.
We went from romantic loves songs like I used to do to rock 'n roll.
Now that has changed to rap.
So, there's always a new generation with new music.
- Bobby Vinton

I would sell 2 million records, a million went to teenagers
and a million went to the adults.
So, when The Beatles became so popular,
I lost a million to the teenagers, but I was still
selling a million to the adults.
- Bobby Vinton

Hey, we've all been to high school We've seen the in-crowds.
Most of us have been in the outer crowds,
the people who weren't in.
Although I was never in, I was selling records and was very happy.
- Bobby Vinton

I was a schooled musician.
When I made 'Blue Velvet', I told everyone what to do.
I was an arranger.
I learned music in school I told the band to play this.
I told the guitar to do that.
- Bobby Vinton

God grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
the courage to change the things I can;
and the wisdom to know the difference.
- Reinhold Niebuhr (Serenity Prayer)

Let there be peace on earth.
And let it begin with me.
- Jill Jackson Miller

Let me bring peace into moments of chaos.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Self-respect is not a function of size, age, or wealth.
Breathe deep, sing loud and sweet,
"I am me, I am unique, I am magnificent."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Give me your tired, your poor,
your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.
- written on the Statue of Liberty in New York harbor

Today is your day to laugh at life,
laugh at what's funny - laugh at what's sad,
laugh loud - laugh often,
laugh at me - laugh at you - laugh at life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love me when I least deserve it,
because that's when I really need it.
- Swedish Proverb

Life is 10 percent what happens to me
and 90 percent how I react to it.
- Charles Swindoll

I Receive ALL of Life with Thanksgiving -
I have gratitude for EVERYTHING
that has ever occurred to bring me to this moment.
I give thanks for the joys and the sufferings,
the moments of peace and the flashes of anger,
the compassion and the indifference,
the roar of my courage and the cold sweat of my fear.
I accept gratefully the entirety of my past and my present life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If I try to be like him, who will be like me?
- Yiddish proverb

Nobody can hurt me without my permission.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Laugh Loud - Laugh Often
Laugh At What's Funny - Laugh At What's Sad
Laugh At Me - Laugh At You - Laugh At Life
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Grant That I May Radiate Thy Light, Thy Love,
Thy Healing, Thy Joy, and Thy Peace,
to All Those Around Me
and All Those in My Thoughts
This Day and Ever More.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
"If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:
"If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

When ordinary life shackles me,
I escape, one way or another. No more walls.
- Anais Nin

I Am One With Spirit and All Creation -
I give thanks for the unity of all creation
and for everything that has brought me to this moment.
I release my entire being to the gentle nurture of Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't believe me,
don't believe yourself,
and don't believe anyone else.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Being part of the natural world reminds me
that innocence isn't ever lost completely;
we just need to maintain our goodness to regain it.
- Jewel

We must, however, acknowledge, as it seems to me,
that man with all his noble qualities...
still bears in his bodily frame
the indelible stamp of his lowly origin.
- Charles Darwin

People understand me so poorly that they don't even understand
my complaint about them not understanding me.
- Soren Kierkegaard

If I am not for myself,
who will be for me?
Yet if I am for myself alone,
of what good am I?
- Hillel

laugh at me - laugh at you - laugh at life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Once you label me, you negate me.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Courage is the ladder that supports me
as I ascend from Fear to Unconditional Love.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My happiness depends on me.
- A Course in Miracles

Give me six hours to chop down a tree
and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.
- Abraham Lincoln

Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

"Be like me" is not a Golden Rule.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

RESPONSIBILITY: Fulfill the obligations that the past posts to me.
Embrace the opportunity for service based in love.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I have no need to conform to the stereotypes
others have defined for me.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Who hears me, who understands me, becomes mine,
a possession for all time.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

What doesn't kill me, makes me stronger.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Promise me you'll never forget me because if I thought you would, I'd never leave.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Give me a place to stand and I will move the earth.
- Aristotle

The glow of one warm thought
is to me worth more than money.
- Thomas Jefferson

Dear Father in heaven, I'm not a praying man,
but if you're up there and you can hear me ...
show me the way... show me the way.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

Die when I may, I want it said by those who knew me best
that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower
where I thought a flower would grow.
- Abraham Lincoln

Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.
- St Francis of Assisi

When I examine myself and my methods of thought,
I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy
has meant more to me than
any talent for absorbing positive knowledge.
- Albert Einstein

The gift of fantasy has meant more to me
than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.
- Albert Einstein

A part of you has grown in me.
And so you see, it's you and me
together forever and never apart,
maybe in distance, but never in heart.
- Anonymous

What you think of me is none of my business.
- Terry Cole-Whittaker


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