Some guy decided that it would be funny to put that in my Wikipedia entry. He was adamant that 'Mickey' was about Micky Dolenz. I choreographed the 'Head' movie but I didn't really know Micky at all. I knew Davy Jones much better.
People don't connect the girl that sang 'Mickey' with the girl who was one of the seven original Lockers or the same girl who was in 'Easy Rider' or the same girl who choreographed David Bowie, Tina Turner, and Bette Midler tours. It's like I've led five lives.
I was a cheerleader in grammar school. There were no cheerleaders in that school I made them have them.
On my 'Mickey' video, I was the director, producer, choreographer, editor, singer - everything.
Creating a dance is like coming up with a Chuck Berry riff.
It never dawned on me I would do anything but show business.
I did 'Viva Las Vegas' with Elvis Presley and Ann-Margret. By standing in for Ann-Margret for a week, I learned the feeling of being a star in a musical number.
Start dancing immediately. Run to the closest dance studio, and study the style of dance of the music you love. If you love hip-hop music, go to a hip-hop class. If you love salsa, take a salsa class. It will become infectious and you'll keep going back.
A diva without a venue is a maniac.
I don't mind having a one-hit wonder as long as I have a career in show business, which has been fabulous.
Mickey' is in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a one-hit wonder.
The '60s was leather soles and a wooden floor. That's why the twist, the simplest dance, was such a sensation. Everyone could do it. They just swivel their feet and the upper body fell naturally in the opposite direction.
I don't think my story is an unusual story for a lot of music performers. But I think that since 1982, worldwide, I have probably seen less than 3,000 American dollars in royalties.
I think, actually, I was the first person to ever sign a simultaneous video and recording deal with a record company.