George Thorogood Best Quotes

George Thorogood (born February 24, 1950) is an American blues rock musician from Wilmington, Delaware. His “high-energy boogie-blues” sound became a staple of 1980s rock radio, with hits like his original songs “Bad to the Bone” and “I Drink Alone”. He has also helped popularize older songs by American icons, such as “Move It On Over,” “Who Do You Love?” and “House Rent Boogie/One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer”, which became staples of classic rock radio. Enjoy George Thorogood’s best quotes below.

George Thorogood
“I guess a good song is a good song is a good song, ya know.”
“Classic Rock radio gave us our longevity.”
“There are now grandmothers and grandfathers coming to see us because they are of that age, they grew up in the ’50s and ’60s and they bring their sons and their daughters to hear the songs they heard when they were young.”
“I know I’m not going to sing like Aretha Franklin or Elvis Presley or any of those people.”
“This music has been around since before the beard on Moses. I happed to do it very well and I happen to have a lot of groovy songs that I know people are going to dig. I know more about it than you do.”
“All I have is my performance, I try to feed in the best of everything that I could possibly do into those 90 minutes and to make a live entertainment show out of it.”
“When people come to the show they think we are a legendary band because they hear us on Classic Rock radio all the time. It is psychological. That’s okay – I’m down with that.”
“I didn’t live in the world of disco or the world of the Eagles.”
“I knew I had the right material and I knew what I was going after.”
“I wanted to write songs that were as good as the covers.”
“Not to this extent but from day one I had an awful lot of confidence when I got started.”
“Whatever title you want to lay on me is fine. I am still working; you know what I’m saying?”
“Every time the guys were knocked out by my guitar playing and the girls were knocked out by the type of songs I did. That set us apart from the average blues band.”
“I figured the people who liked the sort of thing I was doing would come see it. If it was only 200 then that was alright and if it was 2000 then that is alright as well. I wasn’t really interested in the big numbers; I was just interested in some numbers.”
“Look at Gleason in The Honeymooners. He was humorous but the way he lived wasn’t really humorous. He was a bus driver. Who wants to be a bus driver? He didn’t have any money and he was not famous. But despite that, the show is humorous.”
“There is no doubt in my mind who is number one – I have always been number one.”
“The reason it has lasted for 30 years is for one reason and one reason only: Classic Rock radio.”
“Rounder Records decided to call the album Move It On Over, much to my chagrin but they knew what they were doing. It took off and to this day I can’t figure out why.”
“Did I think it would last 30 years? No, I didn’t think it would have those kind of legs.”
“I was a big J. Geils fan, a Steppenwolf fan and a Savoy Brown fan.”
“We’ve plotted through the years of how to get to here, where we are now, or we would have never made it.”
“You can’t rely on luck. I’ve had some stages in my career where I’ve said we’re going to wing it, and we’ve always ended up in trouble.”
“I was not a big Allman Brothers fan but I could relate to that because that is what the flavor of the day was at that time – at least it was like that for me.”
“I’m talking like 10, 12 years old. Either junior brings Mom and Pop or Mom and Pop bring the kids. I’m talking young here, not a college drinking crowd.”

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