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Concerts Quotes

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When an audience comes to one of my concerts,
I hope they'll see themselves, somewhere,
in one of the songs.
- Holly Near

I do some concerts.
At the moment, I'm being helped a lot by a gig I play in London,
which is Pizza Express.
- Mose Allison

Well, a lot of our concerts do okay,
and I know we still get royalty checks which still isn't that important,
but again, I have to just say that we're making our records.
- Bruce Johnston

When recordings replaced concerts as the dominant mode of hearing music,
our conception of the nature of performance and of
music itself was altered.
- Charles Rosen


Nobody notices me.
Nobody thinks I'm me.
But then I look less like me than most of the people coming to our concerts.
- Robert Smith

I'm approaching a period in my life though where I'd
like to be totally absorbed into music,
doing concerts, writing something.
Basically, that IS what I am doing.
- Roscoe Mitchell

We are a business, and you do a little of what you think's right,
pay your bills, and attract...
a single record attracts attention to your concerts and your albums.
- Bruce Johnston

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Solo concerts are murder, I find; I don't like doing them.
- Derek Bailey

When I was doing jazz concerts in America,
I would use the biggest names I could find.
- Norman Granz

Do you know how many concerts I've done in my whole life,
in more than 35 years of performing? Sixty-four.
- Carly Simon

I had just lost my dad and I remembered all the songs
we used to go and hear at concerts,
and the records around the house and sometimes we'd play together.
- Vince Gill

I have very eclectic taste in music,
but when it comes to going to concerts,
I like going to rock concerts.
- Fran Drescher

I was taken to concerts when I was six,
seven years old, and sat in a box throughout the whole evening.
- Kitty Carlisle

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.
- Elvis Presley

I probably went to musique concrete concerts -
though not the very first ones -
at the beginning of the 50s.
- Luc Ferrari

If you've never been to one of my concerts.
I want you to know that it is OK to scream and yell.
- Donna Summer

It was really strange for me when I started to play
concerts in America where the audiences were all sitting down.
- Van Morrison

Compared to what they were, rock concerts now are like business meetings.
- Paul Kantner

Providence School of Art students used to sneak into P Funk concerts.
- Bernie Worrell

I never really went to any concerts that I wasn't in.
- Slick Rick

The way I feel today, as long as my health is good
and I can handle myself well and people still come to my concerts,
still buy my CDs, I'll keep playing until I feel like I can't.
- B. B. King

I love going to concerts, so that whole environment
is something that intrigues me anyway.
- Gary Cole

I respect the people who buy my records and come to my concerts.
It's only fair that I always try to give them the very best that's in me.
After all, I need them more than they need me.
- Andy Gibb

We always got a strong response but I think in this
day in age there is less of a marijuana fog at concerts
and more of people just more naturally exuberant -
it seems to me.
- James Young

Even I had no opportunity to conduct very many concerts after World War II.
- Kurt Masur

Nashville was totally different than I ever dreamed.
I had only seen the music business on television and
been to a couple of concerts.
I had no clue.
- Faith Hill

The economic picture in the States today doesn't allow
for jazz concerts in a tour fashion.
People now are too used to the Festival,
which gives them more names for the same price.
- Norman Granz

I did about a 100 concerts this year.
All over the United States.
We're cutting back next year to about 40.
We generate money for an organization called Mercy Corps.
- Barry McGuire

I've been to too many Dead concerts.
There've been smokin' holes where my memory used to be.
- Ken Kesey

I say what's in my heart, and I do it in my concerts.
- Rita Coolidge

The three great moments of my life had to be the concerts of Ellington in 1938,
Dizzy in '48, and Ella in '52.
- Boris Vian

Although I do feel that with a show like ours we ourselves
are getting a lot more young listeners at concerts.
- Marian McPartland

I missed out on everything.
Sometimes on the street I see teenagers hanging out and going to the movies,
going to concerts, and I get so jealous.
- Adriana Lima

I was always in plays at school and in school concerts -
you could say I liked to show off.
- George Cole

I like to cook, walk on the beach, go to concerts and look at fine art.
- Fran Drescher

The first reason for starting to do the symphony concerts
was to play this new piece of mine.
- Gerry Mulligan

I've looked at photographs of myself during concerts
and it sometimes looks as if I'm in a fencing move,
with a guitar in my hands instead of a sword.
- Neil Diamond

All my concerts had no sounds in them;
they were completely silent.
People had to make up their own music in their minds!
- Yoko Ono

The interest of my mother was more in the entertainment field.
She loved to go to concerts and to the theatre.
- Leon Askin

People think top singers are overpaid,
but opera houses have a top fee, which is a good thing.
Of course concerts are different- everyone wants to
make as much money as possible.
- Bryn Terfel

Talking about the all night concerts,
I did some of the first all night concerts back in
the 60's with this little harmonium,
and I also had saxophone taped delays.
- Terry Riley

When we did concerts, we wanted them to be theatrical events -
collaborations with designers,
choreographers, and directors - because we thought
traditional rock concerts were boring.
- Neil Tennant

People like to let loose at rock concerts and it gives
them an excuse to do it in a way that is not destructive
to others and not really destructive to the band.
- James Young

My aunt had a season ticket for the Friday afternoon concerts,
and I would go down for lessons.
My lessons were Saturday morning.
- Robert Ripley

So I'm in my 51st year of playin' mostly nightclubs.
I do some concerts.
- Mose Allison

I never went to concerts when I was a kid,
so I never knew if what I was doing onstage was right.
- Fiona Apple

Even at al my mother's concerts, I had never seen people
go crazy the way they did with the Beatles.
- Lorna Luft

My job in this life is to give people spiritual ecstasy through music.
In my concerts people cry, laugh, dance.
If they climaxed spiritually, I did my job.
I did it decently and honestly.
- Carlos Santana

I'm now doing three things: concerts,
conducting, and teaching, and they each support each other.
I learn to see things from different perspectives and
listen with different ears.
The most important thing that you need to do is really listen.
- Itzhak Perlman

Michael Sunday and I are the original members of the band.
We first did it just for charities and benefit concerts.
It was very ad-hoc, and before we knew it,
we were really a band.
We went through several drummers and guitarists before
we were happy with the line up.
- Peter Tork

The truth is, I initially became a singer-songwriter
while still in my teens because it was the only way
to guarantee that somebody on earth would sing the songs I was writing.
Since then, I've performed just about everywhere:
rock clubs,
concerts halls, arenas, TV.
- Rupert Holmes

I live again the days and evenings of my long career.
I dream at night of operas and concerts in which I
have had my share of success.
Now like the old Irish minstrel, I have hung up my
harp because my songs are all sung.
- John McCormack

I was lucky enough to get to perform on stage in front
of 20 million people on TV,
and 150 thousand in concerts.
For 15 minutes I got to be a rock star,
the 15 minutes is great!
It turns into Spinal Tap after 20 minutes.
- Mark Mothersbaugh

His last 2 shows in the U.S.
were in Chicago and St.
I don't know what made me go on the trip with him,
but I'm so very glad I did.
They were two of the finest concerts I've ever seen.
- Nancy Sinatra

Which is why, in my lieder concerts,
I always strove,
when possible, to sing only the works of a single composer,
so that the audience could be gradually drawn into
a particular creative genius' way of thinking,
and could follow him.
- Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

I wanted to get my recording and become a musician again,
work; with other people, do that kind of thing because
I kind of got away from that for a while once we started happening,
you know, selling records, sold out concerts.
- Bootsy Collins

In Berlin I especially enjoyed the orchestral concerts,
and I attended a large number of them.
I formed the acquaintance of a good many musicians,
several of whom spoke of my playing in high terms.
- James Weldon Johnson

But an innovation, to grow organically from within,
has to be based on an intact tradition,
so our idea is to bring together musicians who represent all these traditions,
in workshops, festivals, and concerts,
to see how we can connect with each other in music.
- Yo-Yo Ma

Barbra Streisand is without a doubt one of the most
honest people I have ever known.
There is no doubt in my mind that she will not be doing any more concerts.
Of course, she still will be making records and starring and directing in movies.
- Marvin Hamlisch

I run around, I listen to a lot of music,
go to a lot of concerts.
And when I see someone that gases me,
I try to go out of my way to involve them somehow in
what I'm doing or get involved in what they're doing.
- John Zorn

I am touring in Europe.
I am putting together a trio and a quartet.
I am playing solo concerts with my symphonic sounds.
I am very much engaged back to playing and recording and everything.
- Miroslav Vitous

The biggest problem with American music right now,
is that kids don't listen.
They come by it honestly, Americans don't listen anyway.
When people go to concerts, they say I'm going to see...
not, I'm going to hear.
- Branford Marsalis

We do a lot of light classical programming with that,
a lot of Tchaikovsky music, Grieg, things like that
which have become less classical with classical concerts.
- Skitch Henderson

You can't force something like that.
But we have encouraged our audience,
because we avoid the confrontation of regular rock concerts:
us up here,
you down there.
Instead, we're looking for interaction.
- Page McConnell

Despite a large body of work in films,
TV, theatre and concerts, I am viewed by many as a Jewish artist.
I do not resent the label, except for the fact that
I disapprove of labels in general.
- Theodore Bikel

Each of our 900 shows so far was different -
maybe that's what makes the fans come back to our gigs time and again.
And that they're always part of the show.
Phish concerts are a communal experience.
- Page McConnell

I am just glad that I can take the music to the people who want to hear it.
I love my audiences.
I am deeply indebted to them for giving me the chance to sing my concerts,
make records, and do what I love.
Whatever people call it, it is great to have a voice!
- Judy Collins

I wasn't the kind of person that liked waiting for
autographs or following them,
I just liked to go to the shows, study their records,
driving many, many hours to different states to go to concerts.
- Lenny Kravitz

Well, I started conducting kind of by accident.
I wanted to give myself a special birthday present
for my fortieth birthday,
and I was living in San Francisco at the time and I
started attending some of the concerts and then simply dropping hints.
- Bobby McFerrin

Oh yeah - for sure - hardly a week doesn't go by when
I don't hear something wonderful that someone has made
in some low-budget situation,
primarily with a view to selling a few hundred copies at their concerts.
- David Knopfler

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