"It was certainly rock ‘n’ roll. I remember first hearing Little Richard. Immediate connection…immediate. Don’t know why. Just did it for me. Elvis’ ‘Hound Dog.’ Fantastic. I'm like six years old when I hear it. I remember my parents letting me play it in a diner, on one of those little juke boxes they had at the end of the table. Incredible. And yeah, we were the first generation actually to grow up on TV. I mean you’re five years old and you’re grooving on ‘Zorro.’"
Richard Prince "In the Picture: Jeff Rian in conversation with Richard Prince" in Rosetta Brooks, Jeff Rian and Luc Sante, Eds., Richard Prince, London 2011, p. 8