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In late September 1966 a tale dark wild-haired stranger played his very first gig in England here at the Scotch Club at St James’s London. His name was Jimi Hendrix. Imagine ... Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train a Coming, BBC 2013
A softly spoken dreamer who struggled with the pressures of fame. ibid.
The only truth is music. Jack Kerouac
For me, music and life are all about style. Miles Davis
The piano ain’t got no wrong notes. Thelonious Monk
Then, brothers, it came. Oh, bliss, bliss and heaven. I lay all nagoy to the ceiling, my gulliver on my rookers on the pillow, glazzies closed, rot open in bliss, slooshying the sluice of lovely sounds. Oh, it was gorgeousness and gorgeosity made flesh. The trombones crunched redgold under my bed, and behind my gulliver the trumpets three-wise silverflamed, and there by the door the timps rolling through my guts and out again crunched like candy thunder. Oh, it was the wonder of wonders. Anthony Burgess, A Clockwork Orange
I’m very fond of music. Especially Beethoven. A Clockwork Orange 1971 starring Malcolm McDowell & Patrick Magee & Michael Bates & Warren Clarke & John Clive & Adrienne Corri & Carl Duering & Paul Farrell & Clive Francis & Michael Gover et al, director Stanley Kubrick, Alex to female interviewer at table
In the caves of the Swabian Jura archaeologists have uncovered not only the earliest examples of representational art but the first evidence we have of music. Janina Ramirez, Raiders of the Lost Past II, BBC 2019
We are given the opportunity to carry some music on board, tapes to play in a pocket stereo player. And there’s a song called the Southern Cross by Cosby, Stills, Nash & Young. Horizon: Riding the Stack, Frederick Hauck, shuttle commander, BBC 1987
Music and women I cannot but give way to, whatever my business is. Samuel Pepys, diary 9th Mary 1666
Numbers are the language of Nature. Pythagoras found a basic relation between music harmony and mathematics. Jacob Bronowski, The Ascent of Man 5/13, BBC 1973
Punk has always been about doing things your own way. What it represents for me is ultimate freedom and a sense of individuality. Billy Joe Armstrong
I learned to embrace my individuality, and if that meant writing a song on one chord over and over again, then that’s what I do. Beth Orton
My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music, and silence. Edith Sitwell
The i was a stroke of deft branding ... The iPod could hold a thousand songs ... The iPod quickly became the number one music player in America and beyond. Steve Jobs: Billion Dollar Hippy, BBC 2011
In less than a year every major label had signed up to the Apple iTunes store. ibid.
MP3 provided a way of compressing the data to a much smaller digital package. Download: The True Story of the Internet, Science 2008
Music is ... a higher revelation than all Wisdom & Philosophy. Ludwig van Beethoven
I’ve always been very quiet. But I saw a lot of things. Jimi Hendrix: Voodoo Child, 2010
At school I used to write poetry a lot. ibid.
The first guitarist I was aware of was Muddy Walters. I heard one of his old records when I was a little boy. And it scared me to death. Because I heard all of those sounds. ibid.
I was about fourteen or fifteen when I started playing guitar. I learnt all the riffs I could. I never had any lessons. I learnt guitar from records and the radio. ibid.
I had to get an electric guitar. My first electric was a Danelectro which my dad bought for me. Must have busted him for a long time. I got the guitar together because that was all I had. ibid.
I was starting to see you could create a whole new world with an electric guitar. Because there isn’t a sound like it. ibid.
Bob Dylan was also down there. We were both stoned and hung just about laughing thanks to the demon ale. When I first heard Dylan I thought you must admire the guy for having that much nerve to sing out of key. But when I started listening to the words that sold me. ibid.
Chaz came down and heard me and asked, Would I like to come to England and start a group there? He seemed like a sincere guy and I’d never been to England before. ibid.
I wasn’t thinking about nothing but the idea of going to England. That’s all I’m thinking about. ’Cause I like to travel. One place bores me too long. ibid.
My music isn’t pop. It’s me ... Who doesn’t want to be written down in history? ibid.
We all dug Hey Joe as a number. Chaz made me sing serious. I was too scared to sing. It was the first time I ever tried to sing on a record. While we were working on it I don’t think we played it the same way twice. Hey Joe is really a Blues arrangement of a cowboy song. It isn’t quite a commercial song. So I’m surprised that it got so high in the hit parade. ibid.
We are calling our album Are You Experienced? This is a very personal album. Just like all our singles. I guess you could call it an ad lib album. As we made so much of it up on the spot. ibid.
I don’t want people to get the idea it’s a collection of freak-out material. Imagination is the key to my lyrics. And the rest is painting it with a little science fiction. ibid.
Britain is our station now. It’s not my home. But it was our beginning. They took us in like lost babies. We’ll stay here probably until around the end of June, and then we’ll see if we can get something going in America. ibid.
I arrived in England in just the clothes I stood up in. I’m going back with the best wardrobe of gear Carnaby Street can offer. ibid.
When I was in Britain I used to think about America every day. I’m American. I wanted people here to see. I also wanted to see whether we could make it back here. ibid.
Everything was perfect. And it was such a good feeling. Especially on your own home country. So I decided to destroy my guitar at the end as a sacrifice. You sacrifice the things you love. I loved my guitar. ibid.
Then we got into a tour with The Monkeys. They are like plastic Beatles. ibid.
I did write slow songs because I feel it’s easier to get more blues and feeling into them. The ballads I get really together – that’s what I really dig. Flower power. ibid.