Compatible Quotes: George Shearing

All my musical foundations go back to the age of 3. My family tell me that I used to listen to the old crystal set, then go to the piano and pick out the tune that I just heard. On the standard “Lullaby of Birdland,” which he composed one morning at breakfast: I always tell people, it took me 10 minutes and 35 years in the business. I get tired of playing it, but not of collecting the royalties. You know, when you've established a certain thing, what can you do? … [Read more...]