Andy Kim Gets It Right On Having Friends In The Music Industry

I always thought my career at the beginning was more about courage than talent. It went from a dream to being in an environment with Jeff and Lieber & Stoller and Don Kirshner and Phil Spector – my transistor radio came to life. But for all the hits I had at the time – with John Lennon giving me my gold record for ‘Rock Me Gently’ – you get lost in the fact that you have so many friends. It wasn’t reality. You’re on the Billboard charts? You got tons of friends. Not on the charts? People don’t call you back.Andy Kim, Rolling Stone