“From the time we started rehearsing the song my band and I knew we had something special. Once we kinda came on the sound the record was going to have really from that point on the way it was recorded.” - Kim Carnes
“The one thing that always stuck in my mind, was the look in her eyes when Paul Henreid handed her a cigarette in Now Voyager.” - Jackie De Shannon (songwriter)
“People used to say, ‘Have you heard Bette Davis Eyes?’ And I thought, ‘What the hell is that?’ Then one day a friend brought me the record. Well, I almost flipped. I'm a huge fan of the song and I thank them for making me "a part of modern history''. My grandson, Ashley, is very rock-and-roll conscious, he thinks it’s very funny his grandmother has a hit. Not being a Rita Hayworth or a Jean Harlow, my eyes were probably my biggest asset. In 1930 Universal was going to drop my option, but decided I had beautiful eyes” - Bette Davis
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''THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG''
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