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In 2014, Aretha Franklin released a cover of Adele's "Rolling In The Deep" that hit #1 on the U.S. chart.

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.

Ain't studdin ya, one monkey don't stop no show
- Bobby Rush
There ain't no revolution, it's evolution, but every time I'm in Georgia I eat a peach for peace; the two-legged Georgia variety.
- Duane Allman
"[Professor Longhair] is the Bach of rock"
- Allen Toussaint
This is just a tree of life. This record is the watering hole.
- Tom Waits, on The Rolling Stones' "Exile on Main Street"
He heard Sunnysland Slim play, Sunnyland Slim told him about me, so he got right in touch with me. I was working, driving a truck -- a beautiful little truck.
- Muddy Waters
What's your name? No, disregard that. Most important thing, I wanna know you.
- Albert King
To Be Played At Maximum Volume
- Back cover of David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust
If I had you, Governor Neff, like you got me, I'd a-wake up in the mornin' and I'd set you free.
- Inmate Lead Belly's song to Texas Governor Pat Neff, who pardoned the musician on his last day in office.
Music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn.
- Charlie Parker
Nothing can ever be wrong about music.
- Duane Allman
Roots Music is where I dwell.
- Luther Dickinson
I have never found anything more deeply soulful than Robert Johnson.
- Eric Clapton
If I were a guitar player, lord, I'd have to play the blues
- John Fogerty, CCR
I'm sittin' on the dock of the bay wastin' time
- Otis Redding
If I had any ambition, it was to be as good as Arthur Crudup
- Elvis Presley
[Creedence Clearwater Revival] are now creating the most vivid American rock since "Music from Big Pink"
- Rolling Stone review, October 19, 1973
I just want to tell you 'bout a man name Coon, His home was in Tennessee. He made his living stealing chickens.
- Pink Anderson
It was the Allman Brothers that helped put me in the White House, by raising money when I didn't have any money.
- Jimmy Carter, 39th President of the United States
i think my spaceship knows which way to go
- David Bowie, Space Oddity (1969)
I've been waiting a long time for this.
- Etta James, on recording her smash hit debut album, "At Last"