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Aaron Neville
January 24, 1941 -
Nationality: American
Category: Musician
Subcategory: American Musician

Growing up my mother played Sarah Vaughan and Nat Cole in the house regularly.


If you had told me I'd be making 62 tomorrow, I'd say you were lying.


I think things happened the way they did for a reason.


I was very surprised when I heard that I had been chosen to receive the James Cardinal Gibbons Award.


My friends and I were wild and we liked to joy-ride.


But I knew if I ran I'd never be able to sing, so I had to take my punishment.


The extras are a nice bonus feature, but the main incentive is the musical experience.


So now I have a collection of poetry by Aaron Neville and I give it to people I want to share it with. I'd like to publish it someday.


I just sing. You have to use it.


When I record something, I'll take a drive and just listen.


Me and my partners had been stealing cars for a while.


I always loved Sam Cooke, because he seemed very versatile. He sang gospel, soul, blues, pop music.


Until I went to rehab, I didn't understand what it did.


I really like listening to music in my car.


Every morning I wake up and thank God.


When you were a kid, a day was a long time and a year was a long time.


I feel it was just a few years ago I was running around in short pants.


So I went in front of the judge, and I had my St. Jude prayer book in my pocket and my St. Jude medal. And I'm standing there and that judge said I was found guilty, so he sentenced me to what the law prescribed: one to 14 years.


We lived together as kids, and now we're taking care of each other as men.


I was raised Catholic, but my father's people were Methodist, so we went to both churches.


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