Otis Blackwell Quotes


9 Otis Blackwell quotes:



"I got behind that pencil and nothing happened for many years, but since they put me in the Songwriters Hall of Fame, I've turned around. I took a good look at myself and said, I think it's time to get back at work."
"I like this town, it's really great. They've put me in The Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. This town is about music. It's about the kind of music I like."
"I think the one that really happened was Fever with Little Willie John. But, it only went so far because Peggy Lee jumped on it."
"I used to be with a publishing house called Roosevelt Music. A gentleman there told me he had seen Peggy Lee perform Fever in Las Vegas and I found out later she wanted to record it."
"I used to go down every year for the remembrance of Elvis' birthday. Memphis State College invited me to sit in the auditorium and speak to the people for one of those Elvis days."
"I'd hate to be a songwriter starting a career today."
Author: Blackwell Quotes Category: American Musician Quotes Songwriters Quotes
"There have been many times when I've been asked to appear and I'd say to myself, what am I going to talk about? Early on, when I did interviews, I'd tell everyone, Don't ask me about dates. I don't even remember what I did yesterday."
"When I started writing it was kind of hard getting people to do my stuff. They' say they couldn't do my style."
"When I was young, I just sat down and started playing Chopsticks at the piano. I got so far and then lost interest. Eventually, I regained it and started writing songs."



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