I think longevity is more important than trying to make people realize you're around every second.
In the autumn of 1970 I had a job singing in the school system, playing my guitar in classrooms.
But I knew - in the old days, if a song was a good song, I don't care if it was 'Yellow Submarine' or, you know, or 'The Times They Are a-Changin' or 'Don't Be Cruel', you knew it, you know? You heard that song, and you were talking about it, and you knew it.
American Pie speaks to the loss that we feel. That's why that song has found the niche that it has.
I'm glad that my music has helped other people as it's helped me. It makes me glad that I did what I did with my life.