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The Smooth Late Show with Martin Collins 10pm - 1am
Mick Fleetwood turns 68 today, and Smooth celebrates his legacy with a collection of his greatest quotes!
"Fleetwood Mac were really accessible musically, but lyrically and emotionally, we weren't so easy. And it was our music that helped us survive. But all of us were in pieces personally."
"The value of friends has always been a natural thing. I prefer too many to too few."
"To me, the blues is an infection. I don't think it's necessarily a melancholy thing; the blues can be really positive and I think anyone and everyone can have a place for the blues."
"I love wearing a lot of colour, and I am majorly into scarves. I'm the Beau Brummell of Fleetwood Mac, no doubt."
"Fleetwood Mac has been pretty truthful. Open about what we do. We've always done it from the inside out. Versus being pressured from the outside and changing the inside. And that's our story."
"No matter what - rehearsed, under-rehearsed, over-rehearsed, doubts about rehearsing - the first gig is always the first gig, and you put on your little praying hat, batten down the hatch, and do what you do."
"We're all looking for those moments - a relief. That's why people go out and treat themselves."
"I keep fit, I work out, I eat pretty damn well, I don't drink like a fish, and all of those things are tempered with a holistic mind-set that you need to damn well respect the vehicle that you're walking around in."
"I really understand what that process is all about and how important it is, especially with young folk and creative folk that love looking for some platform that makes it easier for them to express themselves."
"If you were to ask me, 'What the hell does a musician have in common with a restaurant?', I would say a huge amount. It's show time every day, it's a team of people, like running a circus, which is running a rock-and-roll band."