I wanted to pay tribute to my musical influences: Buffalo Springfield, Lightfoot, the Beatles, the Hollies.
It's not about battling the original artists when I record these songs, it's about paying tribute to them.
The citizen who criticizes his country is paying it an implied tribute.
J. William Fulbright
If this is a tribute show to Eddie, then I definitely want to be a part of it, and I know that he would want me to be a part of it also.
In 1972, I recorded Gumbo, an album that was both a tribute to and my interpretation of the music I had grown up with in New Orleans in the 1940s and 1950s. I tried to keep a lot of the little changes that were characteristic of New Orleans, while working my own funknology on piano and guitar.
It is a wonderful tribute to the game or to the dottiness of the people who play it that for some people somewhere there is no such thing as an insurmountable obstacle, an unplayable course, the wrong time of the day or year.
How could I have kept out this incredible fiction? That's when it all started for me. I was, and still am, a HUGE Star Trek fan. "Songs Of The Ocean" is my tribute to this great story, and it's based on the Star Trek IV movie, the one in which they go back in time. [The Voyage Home ; It's the one where they bring a pair of whales to the future -ed.]
Arjen Anthony Lucassen
It was called a tribute before a battle and a ransom afterwards.
T. H. White
When I first heard that Barack Obama was going to be the first black president, I wanted to do the smallest, biggest tribute in history.
This is like a tribute to them, the people who helped me to get here. The thing that makes me feel good about the whole thing is, the fans voted me here.
Now the greatest external good we should assume to be the thing which we offer as a tribute to the gods, and which is most coveted by men of high station, and is the prize awarded for the noblest deeds; and such a thing is honor, for honor is clearly the greatest of external goods.
To virginity is awarded the tribute of the highest beauty.