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Al Green

  • American musician
  • Born April 13, 1946

Albert Leornes Greene (born April 13, 1946), often known as The Reverend Al Green, is an American singer, songwriter and record producer, best known for recording a series of soul hit singles in the early 1970s, including "Take Me to the River", "Tired of Being Alone", "I'm Still in Love with You", "Love and Happiness", and his signature song, "Let's Stay Together". Inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995, Green was referred to on the museum's site as being "one of the most gifted purveyors of soul music".


The music is the message, the message is the music. So that's my little ministry that the Big Man upstairs gave to me - a little ministry called love and happiness.




Some people believe that fairness comes with obeying the rules. I'm one of those people.




I learned more stuff in church than I did in the world.




Teach success before teaching responsibility. Teach them to believe in themselves. Teach them to think, 'I'm not stupid'. No child wants to fail. Everyone wants to succeed.




If I could live my life all over I'd do everything the same; the film in my camera would remain the same; there's no way lord, to leave this love behind.




I'm thankful for every moment.




People still come up to me and ask me to sign their records. That's right, records! Man, they don't even make records no more!




Suicide is not an answer, it's destruction.




I have found people on both sides of the aisle, white and black, that'll give you the shirt off their back. And I've also found people that won't give you a piece of bread if you're starving to death.




Pakistan's being an ally and helping the United States, we ought to show Pakistan that we are appreciative for the help that's been extended.




I didn't have a mother; I had a mama. I measure other women by the stature of my mama.




No child wants to fail. Everyone wants to succeed.



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