Early George (1960-1973)


“I dreamed a path that was traditional: disc jockey, comedian, actor, big success. A mainstream dream. Meanwhile what I really was, was an outlaw and a rebel, because I had lived that kind of a life. […] The musicians I knew in the late ’50s had gone through that [1960s counter-culture] transition. Suddenly they looked different, and their music changed. And I’m listening to people like Buffalo Springfield, I’m listening to Bob Dylan, I’m listening to these people and realize: These artists are using their talent to project feelings and ideas, not just please people.”

—George Carlin, Archive of American Television. December 17, 2007