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Music Quotes

We keep a database of awesome hand-picked quotes from a variety of authors, musicians, and key people about music, soul, jazz, musicianship, guitars and all things music! Every order you receive from our shop, find a fun new music quote on the bottom of your packing slip! Below are some of our favorites.

If you tried to give rock and roll another name, you might call it 'Chuck Berry'
- John Lennon
The first guitarist I was aware of was Muddy Waters. I heard one of his old records when I was a little boy and it scared me to death
- Jimi Hendrix
Go ahead and play the blues if it'll make you happy.
- Homer Simpson
With Hank Williams, he was a voice. Muddy Waters was a voice. They were both blues singers to me.
- Van Morrison
My thing is more in a blues vein: long, rambling, basic and primitive.
- Jim Morrison, The Doors
It is a great life, this life of music.
- Ahmet Ertegun, Atlantic Records
God bless Rock n Roll and God bless America.
- Bo Diddley
I always felt like I could beat plowing mules and chopping cotton
- Muddy Waters
I believe all music talent comes from God as a way to express beauty and human emotion.
- B.B. King
Black people invented everything. They invented jazz, blues, rock & roll, hip-hop, on and on and on. Every cool thing in music comes from them.
- Jack White
Vinyl was the romantic side of listening to blues, because it involves the listener from the smell of it to the process of dropping the needle on the record.
- Jack White
Howard just pointed with his gun and said, 'That way, down Highway 61'
- Bob Dylan
The whole world loves American movies, blue jeans, jazz and rock n roll.
- Billy Joel
We walk the land. We play the music that we love. Some of us live to talk about it.
- Taj Mahal
Okay, the Allman Brothers Band...
- Michael Ahern, At Fillmore East
Don't die 'til you're dead
- Mississippi John Hurt
If you don't know the blues, there's no point in picking up the guitar and playing rock and roll or any other form of popular music.
- Keith Richards
I want you to bury my body, out on Highway 61
- Mississippi Fred McDowell
I've always looked to [Howlin] Wolf for guidance, and probably always will.
- Tom Waits
Life is about memories. I remember the first time Muddy Waters asked me to play.
- Buddy Guy