Al Green

Al Green


4/13/1946, Forrest City, Arkansas, USA

Birth Name

Albert Greene



Also Known As

Reverend Al Green, Al Greene, Albert Greene, A. Green, Rev. Al Green
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The Reverend Al Green is a superstar in both the secular rhythm & blues and sacred gospel genres, scoring many hits and reaping numerous awards from both camps. Born in 1946 to an Arkansas sharecropping family, Green began singing gospel at age nine with his brothers. His dad…more


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    • Al: 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.

    • Al: 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.

    • Al: Elvis had an influence on everybody with his musical approach. He broke the ice for all of us.

    • Al: I know why I wrote those songs. I was a fornicator, an adulterer. The celestial will not mix with the terrestrial.

    • Al: I did a whole concert in Atlanta with my fly open, and I had a black suit on and a white shirt. My white shirt was protruding from the fly.

    • Al: 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.

    • Al: 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!