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Random quotes from the famous and infamous.

Chris de Burgh on fame, privacy and fans

I have always been very polite to my fans as long as they understand that there are public moments and private moments. Even on tour I demand my privacy, particularly if I am tired. And I can’t be available to all people all of the time. But I never forget my manners and so far I don’t think I have told anybody to f… off or words to that effect, although there have been times when I have been sorely tempted, I can assure you. But I just feel sorry for people who become obsessed with public figures. And I hope that eventually they see that their behaviour is just not compatible with social connections. Thanks.

Chris de Burgh

Branford Marsalis on Sting and his jacket

“He [Sting] will not look into the audience when he plays. He has this sense of decorum, because if he does look down, he’s afraid he will laugh. We threw dead chickens across the stage, all kinds of shit, trying to get him. Nothing …”

… Marsalis finally got to Sting when the group appeared in Australia. He explains, “Every night he’d yell to his roadie, ‘Dahnee, my jahhkut’. And this night, Danny walked on stage, held the jacket out to Sting and then tossed it into the audience. The audience ripped the jacket to shreds. ‘I don’t fucking believe you!’ Sting screamed. He went nuts. Because, you see, he’d lost his favourite jahhkut.”

Marsalis added, “Guys like him you never get to know.”

Wensley Clarkson, Sting: The Biography (2000)

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