Chuck Berry: [showing off his Cadillacs] I love the tinted windows, gives me a good place to hide, when it's time to hide.
Bo Diddley: It became seperated. Suddenly, what they did was rock and roll and what we did was rhythm and blues.
Roy Orbison: Well, Chuck Berry is the first singer-songwriter I know of.
Jerry Lee Lewis: [explaining payola] See, everybody wants to get paid. Everybody wants the money.
Keith Richards: We spent 12 days rehearsing, this goes here, this goes there, go onstage and boom out the window. Wing it!
Little Richard: But as I got older, I got bolder. And I started rubbin' shoulders.
Keith Richards: He gave me more headaches than Mick Jagger, but I still can't dislike him.
Chuck Berry: They say "That's a Chuck Berry song because it's Ba-du-ba-dada
[scat-sings a riff]
Chuck Berry: ." Well, the first time I heard in that was in one of Carl Hogan's riffs in Louis Jordan's band. We have T-Bone Walker, I love T-Bone Walker's slurs and his blueses; so put a little Carl Hogan, a little T-Bone Walker and a little Charlie Christian, the guitarist in Tommy Dorsey's band, together: look what a span of people that you will please. And that's what I did in Johnny B. Goode, Roll Over Beethoven - And making it simple is another important fact, I think, that resulted in a lot of the artists understanding, and being able to play, my music. If you can call it my music, but there's nothing new under the sun.