Herbie started a record company named "Hancock Records."
When Herbie was in grade school, he was allowed to skip two grades because of his academic success.
Herbie's religion is Buddhism.
Herbie once wrote jingles for companies like Eastern Airlines, Chevrolet, and Standard Oil.
Herbie's first music group was named the "Davis Group."
Herbie began playing the piano when he was a toddler.
Herbie Hancock: Being a musician is what I do, but it's not what I am.
Herbie Hancock: At first I sounded like any stiff classical musician, trying to play that stuff.
Herbie Hancock: And if I don't express that, then what's my life worth?
Herbie Hancock: And I loved it, I loved it! I wanted to be part of the newer stuff.
Herbie Hancock: And I don't always talk about music, and I don't always play music, and I don't always think about music.
Herbie Hancock: Actually, African Americans I think are completely now all mixed.
Herbie Hancock: A method that doesn't use what you know. It's just pure, raw emotion.