In this “Sunday Morning” preview Grammy Award-winning musician and producer Pharrell Williams gives credit to his high school band teachers for helping him get to where he is today, and tells Anthony Mason that while growing up, his life was filled with special people. (CBS)

He is an interesting and humble guy:

“My story is the average story”

April 12, 2014

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The Grammy-winning producer-singer-songwriter of such hits as “Get Lucky,” “Blurred Lines” and “Happy” tells correspondent Anthony Mason his success comes not from his music, but from an audience making a choice.

Pharrell Williams on success: “I’ve been hoisted up” by others


The hugely-successful music producer-singer-songwriter looks back at his youth, his schools and his neighborhoods, and how he grew up seeing life “in a colorless way.”

Pharrell Williams on growing up in Virginia Beach


Grammy Award-winner Pharrell Williams talks about his schoolmate Chad Hugo, with whom he formed a highly successful music production duo, The Neptunes, that was responsible for some of the most successful hip hop, R&B and pop hits of the 1990s and 2000s.

Pharrell Williams on meeting his Neptunes partner Chad Hugo

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2 Responses to “Pharrell Williams Interview”

  1. bcbach says:

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  2. theexpertisin says:

    Indeed, high school band programs have propelled many a professional musician and professionals in many other fields to success. The original Title 9 program, band programs with competent directors (increasingly rare nowadays) focus on a high sense of discipline, teamwork, attention to detail and appreciation of the musical arts – elements lacking elsewhere and especially within the social media swamp. The successful band program also inculcates a work ethic and personal responsibility sorely lacking in curriculum presented today as a common core.

    Educational elites have no idea that successful music, sports and dramatic arts programs are the key to a well run school that desires admirable student achievement and fewer disciplinary issues. They are consumed with the annual program du jour coming from pin heads at the Department of Education and nine hour per week college professors writing during vacations otherwise know as sabbaticals.