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One of the first groups we signed was the Fifth Dimension. ...
by Johnny Rivers

One of the first groups we signed was the Fifth Dimension.
- Johnny Rivers

One thing will lead to another and somebody will come
up with a riff or a line or something we build from.
- Johnny Rivers

Even Woodstock turned out to be a disaster.
Everybody was stuck in the mud and people got sick.
- Johnny Rivers

About two months into the Whisky, I borrowed some money
and rented a remote recording truck.
- Johnny Rivers

 

Alan's publishing company was in the Brill Building,
and of course, the Brill Building was where all the
songwriters hung out because that's where all the publishers were.
- Johnny Rivers

After that initial success, every chance we got we'd
hire that remote recording truck and just record stuff
at the Whisky because it was so inexpensive.
- Johnny Rivers

I loved playing and I was actually working two jobs.
- Johnny Rivers

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I'd gone through periods where I didn't work live performances
for probably seven or eight months at a time.
- Johnny Rivers

Guys like Otis Blackwell and Bobby Darin,
and all the guys who were writing songs for Elvis at the time,
just hanging around, writing songs, talking about music.
- Johnny Rivers

I think after 1970 or so, after I sold Soul City,
I took off for awhile and didn't do too many gigs.
- Johnny Rivers

But I always loved songs with great lyrics.
- Johnny Rivers

In early '57, I bought a Fender Telecaster.
- Johnny Rivers

The web site and the Internet are a whole new ball game.
- Johnny Rivers

When I came back to California in the early '60s I
was hanging out with Jimmy Bowen,
Phil Spector, and I wanted to be a record producer
and work with other artists.
- Johnny Rivers

Jack and I usually get together and sit around in the
afternoons and start throwing ideas around.
- Johnny Rivers

I've got a Fender Concert amp from the '60s,
the one Joe Osborn used.
He played his bass through it.
- Johnny Rivers

The first time I went to New York, I met Alan Freed.
- Johnny Rivers

The first amp I had back in the '50s was a small Fender.
- Johnny Rivers

In 1965, Gibson made the red one I use now,
and a black one, which was the first black 335 they ever made.
- Johnny Rivers

I learned some chords and I started watching anybody I could,
once I really got into it.
- Johnny Rivers

I accepted an offer to do a concert for the reopening of the Mall of Memphis.
- Johnny Rivers

I think my favorite album was probably Realization.
- Johnny Rivers

I got to see all these incredible blues players,
like Jimmy Reed.
- Johnny Rivers

My first really good guitar was a Gibson J-45.
- Johnny Rivers

What I really remember is that people camped out everywhere,
and the fact everybody expected it might turn into
a big nightmare with all sorts of hassles because back
in those days everybody was smoking pot and taking acid.
- Johnny Rivers

Don't let one cloud obliterate the whole sky.
- Anais Nin

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller

Try a new perspective on diversity.
Across the country and around the world,
we are all one.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Drop the sword - for there is but one flesh to wound,
and it is the one flesh of all humankind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned,
so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.
- Joseph Campbell

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

Individually, we are one drop.
Together, we are an ocean.
- Ryunosuke Satoro

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein

I am one with the Earth,
with the Water, with the Fire,
with the Air that I breathe,
with all Living Things,
and we are all one with Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Take your life in your own hands, and what happens?
A terrible thing: no one to blame.
- Erica Jong

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

To leave the world a bit better ...
to know that one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We must let go of the life we have planned,
so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.
- Joseph Campbell

When written in Chinese, the word "crisis"
is composed of two characters.
One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
- John F. Kennedy

This day I will marry my friend,
the one I laugh with, live for, dream with, love.
- Anonymous

If you wait for opportunities to occur,
you will be one of the crowd.
- Edward de Bono

There is no passion to be found playing small -
in settling for a life that is less
than the one you are capable of living.
- Nelson Mandela

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

One does not discover new lands without consenting
to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
- Andre Gide

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

When one door closes, another opens.
But often we look so long, so regretfully,
upon the closed door,
that we fail to see the one that is opened for us.
- Helen Keller

In one drop of water are found all the secrets of all the oceans.
- Khalil Gibran

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

The human race has one really effective weapon,
and that is laughter.
- Mark Twain

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

A new command I give you: Love one another.
As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
- Jesus of Nazareth (John 13:34)

No one was ever named "Hero" for following the crowd.
Heroes set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop,
striped and dotted with continents and islands,
flying through space with other stars
all singing and shining together as one,
the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.
- John Muir

Friendship is born at that moment
when one person says to another,
"What! You too? I thought I was the only one."
- C. S. Lewis

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
- Anais Nin

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

The essence of all religions is one.
Only their approaches are different.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life
comes from being happy over the good fortune of others.
- Robert A. Heinlein

The highest and most beautiful things in life
are not to be heard about, nor read about, nor seen but,
if one will, are to be lived.
- Soren Kierkegaard

The essence of being human is that one
does not seek perfection.
- George Orwell

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly;
what is essential is invisible to the eye.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Watch what people are cynical about,
and one can often discover what they lack.
- George S. Patton

One service to need heals an ancient wound.
- Mary Anne Radmacher


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