Facts about Bobby McFerrin

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Bobby McFerrin is a famous Musician from USA, he/she is 68 years old and still alive, born March 11, 1950.

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He/she is born under the zodiac pisces, who is known for Fluctuation, Depth, Imagination, Reactive, Indecisive. Our collection contains 25 quotes who is written / told by Bobby.

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Famous quotes by Bobby McFerrin (25)


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"If I can bring joy into the world, if I can get people to stop thinking about their pain for a moment, or the fact the tomorrow morning they're going to get up and tell their boss off... then I'll be successful"
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"I played piano as a kid; I still play a little bit"
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"I have a lot of albums yet to do"
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"I did the one concert, and I was not bitten by the conducting bug, and I thought I was done, but then the phone started to ring, and gradually, over time, I started conducting more and more. Now a third of my performances are with orchestras"
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"My father was a very disciplined singer who worked hard at his craft, and I was around that growing up"
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"I like a very dark house, just black. I sit there and just think. Once I'm still and quiet inside, I'll begin. It's very personal; it has to be. One song may be Bach, the next blues, a song from TV, or a nursery rhyme or jazz piece"
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"Then I came up with this crazy idea just to walk out on the stage with no band at all and just start singing whatever came to mind. I actually fought the idea for a while because it seemed almost too radical, but it became obvious what I was supposed to be doing"
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"I want to write a book of poetry, as well as children's stories"
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"I grew up in a time when being a musician and learning to be a musician was actually very wonderful"
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"I don't want anything to get in the way of me and my singing. I want my mind as clear as possible"
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"Then when I was in grammar school I played the clarinet, and then, after clarinet I played the flute in college orchestra - besides singing in the college chorus and things like that"
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"The true musician is to bring light into people's hearts"
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"Miles Davis turned his back to the audience when he came out on stage, and he offended people. But, he wasn't there to entertain; he was all about the music. I kind of do that"
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"I'd actually been making my living as an organist with bands since I was probably 15 or 16 years old, and then as a senior in high school I put together a jazz quintet called The Bobby Mack Jazz Quintet"
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"I do a lot of performing, but don't get a chance to go to the studio and write good music"
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"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"
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"Seriously though, my father was the first African American to sign a contract with the Metropolitan Opera so I grew up with classical music and jazz in the home all the time"
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"My biggest musical influences are probably my parents"
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"It's not that I don't love the song. My songs are like my children: some you want around and some you want to send off to college as soon as possible"
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"I like to use the audience as my color palette, my instrument"
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"When I'm on stage by myself, I don't have to think about anything. I don't have to worry about anything because I'm not responsible for anything except just opening my mouth and making sure music comes out"
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"Then I left that school and I went to Cerritos College, which was in southern California; they had one of the best big band programs in the country at the time"
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"Part of our responsibility as parents, as adults, is to set examples for children. But we have to like children in order to be really happy fulfilled adults"
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"I prepared five songs, I sang them, and he hired me. I started working about a month later at the piano bar"
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"But, if there's any aspect of my career that needs attention, it's writing"


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