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Mickey Gilley Quotes


29 Mickey Gilley quotes:



"A record co. is just a vehicle for public appearances."
"All I have to concentrate on is my performing."
"All my money was made doing the dates and selling products when I was out there on the road."
"I never made any money off of my records. It gave me the name across the country so that I could do some of the things in my personal appearances."
"I'm set to have my best year ever: I'm hiring some acts and there will be a show in the morning, in the afternoon and in the evening. I'm going to use my theater to its fullest potential."
"If I cut an album now and sell it for ten bucks, I can put seven dollars and fifty cents in my pocket."
"If you have good food, people will come to your restaurant."
"It's the same with the ballplayers. Babe Ruth spent a lot, too and the ballplayers make a lot more money now."
"So I'm trying to spread myself to the point to where I can do the night shows and not have to worry about the matinees, and do one or two matinees down through the year."
"There used to be a lot of acts, which was good, because people don't want to see the same act every night. But, you don't want too many acts, you don't want to over-saturate it."
"When a record co. finds a guy now, they want to own everything. They want to own the rights to market that person's particular name. They want a piece of the action all the way through."
"A lost of people recognize me and maybe will ask for an autograph, but it's nothing like if Elvis would've done something like that, 'cause he's so popular, or maybe The Beatles 'cause they stirred up a lot of action."
"All I want to do is do my shows and play golf."
"Back then I thought if you cut a record, you were automatically a star."
"'Cause I can make more money going in and doing my recordings and selling them through my entities that I have, rather than going to a record co. and them release a record and pay me 5 percent of what they make off it."
"I don't own everything, I do have a partner."
"I guess the nicest thing about being, I won't say famous but being popular is a more proper word for me to use would be that if you've got a recognizable name, a lot of times you can get people to do things for you ordinarily that you wouldn't get done."
"I had a few stocks, but stocks took a dive. I never sell my stocks."
"I had seventeen No. 1 songs and I didn't see anything like that kind of money."
"I had some airline stock, but the airlines tanked. I didn't have a lot of money in them, though."



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