Creating a dance is like coming up with a Chuck Berry riff.
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.
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.
Mickey' is in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a one-hit wonder.
I don't mind having a one-hit wonder as long as I have a career in show business, which has been fabulous.
A diva without a venue is a maniac.