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America? They had a good girl singer, Janis Joplin.

As an alcoholic, you have no appreciation for your wife or your children's feelings, but I'm making up for that now. I'm winning my children's trust back.

Barry blasts away much better than me. Barry's blast-offs don't bother me, purely because half of what he says doesn't really mean anything. What he says is true, but he exaggerates.

Barry has the chance to say more because he has most of the interviews-and he doesn't let you down, does he!

Barry seems to be more flamboyant merely because he gets more interviews to talk about it.

Because of the stories of my affairs with Lulu and Sarolta, the fans feel, Oh, we won't bother about Maurice because he's always got a steady girl.

Cat Stevens, this guy's beautiful when he does some of those songs of his. I think he writes some tremendous songs.

Elton wanted a garden. They were building all afternoon while we were rehearsing. And then they built a fountain for Elton. And he said, I was only joking!

England's had this big religious-type ballads. They've had so many songs like it. No one wants to know any more.

For 14 years, I'd been an alcoholic-often a really nasty person, wrecking new Rolls-Royces, even taking transAtlantic trips without knowing it!

I am supposed to be the Don Juan of the group, but I'm not a Casanova and it's all most unfortunate. I've never been publicised to be available.

I do less singing. I only come in on the high harmonies. I'm more of the musician, playing the piano, bass, mellotron or organ, which saves money on hiring musicians.

I don't disagree with people living together when they're not married, but marriage is better!

I ended up with the best-looking wife.

I heard my brother's voice even though we were apart. I then answered the phone and found him on the line.

I seem to be the Gibb brother who gets left out in the cold. The teenyboppers come to see Barry because he's got the sex image, while Robin's got the voice. All I do is stand there and play my guitar.

I suppose being his twin made me understand Robin that much more easily.

I think we have to act like stars because it is expected of us. So we drive our big cars and live in our smart houses.

I was always the sexy bass player in the background while Robin stood centre. Barry and I played it up a bit, gave 'em a bit of thigh.

I was in my bath and looked down-my body was covered with bruises. When Robin came home from the hospital, he had bruises in exactly the same places.

I write the music because I can't really write lyrics. But I can write chords like Robin's never heard of. So I provide the music for them to add the lyrics to.

I'll be honest. We copied everyone... the Beatles, the Bachelors. It was the only way people would even listen to you.

I'll have to learn to keep my mouth shut. That supposed affair with Sarolta, for instance. It was a publicity idea for her, and I agreed to play along.

I'm not against ballad singers, Englebert's all right and Tom Jones is great, but I don't like ballads that are made just because that style is selling at the moment.

I'm quite proud of my piano playing. Robin's never played a note on the piano at our recording sessions. I just wish I could be appreciated musically now.

I've never liked many of our records. I positively hated Massachusetts and Message, yet they've been two of our biggest hits.

Imagine what'd happen if everyone recorded things in Hey Jude style. I'd like to hear something really different.

It's very hard to write a song alone. It's only by jamming that you can get a song together.

Jim Morrison's very good looking, but I don't like this version of the song. The Feliciano version is better.

No one knew me until I met my wife Lulu. Lulu's mother used to ask, Which one is Maurice? For six months she thought Lulu was dating Barry.

So many groups fail because they spend all their time in the clubs. Work pours in and they can't handle it because of late-night drinking.

The most important thing about recovery is to pass the message on.

They don't bother too much with the balance and things on blues records.

Tiny Tim? Anyone could sing like that. It's atrocious. It's hideous, really.

We called ourselves Les Tosseurs when we were doing the Brit Awards in London at the Earl's Court.

We expected to have a good time with Clive Davis 'cause I've always liked him, his shows. I've sort of followed his career a bit 'cause he had a lot of that on PBS over here.

We know when Andy's around... we see the chair move in the studio, and he's saying, Yeah, that's good!

We like melodies, and I hate it when a jazz group takes a great melody and mangles it so the melody is unrecognisable.

We recorded this song about six years ago in Australia. It didn't do a bloody thing then, and I don't think this version will do anything today.

We thought it would be a good tome to celebrate not only our marriage but also my life as a non-drinker and non-drug user. It was a fun thing. It's very hard to find a lady like Yvonne.

We were in the Green Room watching Elvis Costello, and I thought it was pretty good. He still is not that bad. But we were told he was a huge fan.

We worked for 11 years to get where we are today, and I want to take our work seriously so that later on I'll be able to appreciate the money we've made.

When Andy died, I just drank to dumb my mind.

When we write, we complement each other. We wrote six songs, Barry and I, while Robin was ill during the American tour, and they were terrible until Robin came back, and then everything worked out.

Without Yvonne, I wouldn't have beaten the bottle. I wouldn't have been here today- I'd probably be dead. Now we both feel we're starting life over-that's why we're renewing our vows.

Category: Music Quotes
Occupation: Musician(s)