Facts about John Fogerty

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John Fogerty is a famous Musician from USA, he/she is 73 years old and still alive, born May 28, 1945.

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He/she is born under the zodiac gemini, who is known for Communication, Indecision, Inquisitive, Intelligent, Changeable. Our collection contains 27 quotes who is written / told by John.

Related authors: Benmont Tench

Famous quotes by John Fogerty (27)


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"Even though I have often recorded alone, I still feel the best music is made by musicians playing off each other"
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"But I think beautiful is simple and elegant, like a ballad with simple harmony"
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"The only sliding I did was on the kind of instrument that you put on your lap; no Spanish electrics"
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"Now that I'm older, I like almost anything that's done well, even surf music and instrumentals; I really enjoyed the interviews with the Ventures in your magazine"
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"I work hard at that, but the fact that there are a lot of good songs means there are also a lot of really bad songs I've written that you never hear"
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"I went pretty much for one tone, and I knew at that time that I wanted to play a Rickenbacker"
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"Even though James Burton was my idol, I didn't think I could carry his shoes back then"
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"And I now think that Stratocasters and Telecasters are way cool"
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"There's just not a lot of guys around playing like that these days; a lot of steel players are plugging into stomp boxes, trying to sound like Jeff Beck on a steel guitar"
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"That song has the full extent of my mandolin abilities; I'm not a good mandolin player at all"
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"I've also become much more the musician I've always wanted to be"
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"I'm much more energetic now; you might say live performance is my mission"
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"When I made Blue Moon Swamp, there was a lot of trial and error; I was trying to find people who would be simpatico with my style, and with what I had in mind for the album"
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"I wrote that song for my wife, and it's what some guy who's sitting under a tree would be singing to the woman of his life, telling her how wonderful she is. To me, that's more lasting than something that sounds like it belongs on a movie soundtrack"
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"I usually destroy unreleased material. It has a way of coming back to haunt you"
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"The Telecaster doesn't really sound that good for the kind of rock and roll that a lot of people played"
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"I've studied a lot of great people over the years - Pete Seeger, James Brown - and tried to incorporate elements that I've admired, though I can't say I dance like James"
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"I'm like a twenty-two-year-old kid in a new band trying to get noticed and break through, because the vast majority of people have never seen me play live"
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"I thought what I was good at doing was playing real simple guitar licks, since I'd cut my teeth on what Duane Eddy was doing; licks that were simple but had staying power"
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"I stuck with that size because I could bend the strings so well, and somewhere along the line I must have gotten it into my mind that I had small hands, so I was thinking I'd never be able to play a full-scale guitar, but I also felt like I was cheating or cutting corners"
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"You should play with real musicians; the best music comes from real people interacting with each other"
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"No, but I've always felt that with true talent, and a commitment to hard work, it is possible to achieve an enduring respect and appreciation. In other words, I don't take my fans for granted"
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"I don't know that all the demons have been beaten, but I'm very, very proud of those songs"
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"Washburn's an old American name, but this one was assembled overseas"
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"The ones I have got great necks; of course, all of the Fenders from that era are incredible"
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"On Eye of the Zombie, I had so-called studio musicians"
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"I'm now comfortable playing a lot of the old songs, and I've gotten out a lot of the old equipment"


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