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.
It’s human nature to gripe but I’m going ahead and doing the best I can.
Those people in New York are not gonna change me none.
I hope I didn’t bore you too much with my life story.
When I get married it’ll be no secret.
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.
I happened to come along in the music business when there was no trend.
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.
Just because I managed to do a little something I don’t want anyone back home to think I got the big head.
More than anything else I want the folks back at home to think right of me.
I sure lost my musical direction in Hollywood. My songs were the same conveyer belt mass production just like most of my movies were.
Later on they send me to Hollywood. To make movies. It was all new to me. I was only 21 years old.
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.
Too much TV hurts movies.
When I was a boy I always saw myself as a hero in comic books and in movies. I grew up believing this dream.
I don’t know anything about music. In my line you don’t have to.
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.’