Frank Zappa, art-rock veteran, Guardian
A highly conservative Englishman whose exhibitionism was mistaken for rebellion.
Julie Burchill on Mick Jagger, Spectator
If one endlessly did politically correct movies it would be excruciatingly boring, wouldn't it? I mean, I like annoying people.
Adrian Lyne, director of Indecent Proposal, Daily Telegraph
I thought I'd never live to see the day when the best melody on Top of the Pops was a Eurovision Song Contest number.
Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, composer, Independent
It won't be a karate film like all the others. I want it to be a sort of Ben Hur of karate films.
Jean-Claude Van Damme, action star, on his directorial debut, Associated Press
A nation of tea shops with a few skinheads floating around.
Steven Berkoff, actor and writer, on how foreigners see us, Press Association
Showing it to them was the most incredible thing.
Demi Moore, film star, on her videotape of her children's births, The Big Breakfast (C4)