"I came to this country and I missed that good music. And I missed going dancing. You know there was no such thing. My parents didn't go anyplace like that. And I said Dad thought, well, it was hard for me. He went and got a wet battery, you know, for our radio. We didn't have electricity, and you had to have the wet battery for the radio so that I could at least listen to the music. And I happened to hear Guy Lombardo's band. And I thought, 'Well, if they can have music like that, there must be something good to be found here eventually,' I thought."