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John Oates Quotes

I dont care if its a Cole Porter song, or George Gershwin, or Lennon/McCartney, or Elton John, or you know, whoever, Bob Dylan. Great songs are great songs, and they stand the test of time, and they can be interpreted and recorded with many points of view, but yet still retain the essence of what makes them good songs.
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Having a mustache and never smiling became a permanent component of my persona through the quaintly self-important decade of the seventies.

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There's always a personal satisfaction in writing a song by yourself. You get the inspiration, and see it through, and you're done. It's focused and very personal.

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I didn't make a solo album until the year 2000.

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My guitar playing is a synthesis of traditional American acoustic style and Urban Pop and R&B.

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My songwriting has evolved, just as I've evolved as a person.

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You don't wanna be around your family constantly.

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I never finish a show without singing 'She's Gone.'

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If I stopped touring tomorrow, it wouldn't change my life.

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If something that needs to be done that we don't feel confronting, we do it through the manager.

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