Today Fresh Air speaks to Katey Sagal about her early aspirations to be a musician. Sagal has sung backup for Bob Dylan and Bette Midler and has a few albums of her own. Her newest album is due to come out next month.
Like I said before, too, I really wanted to be a musician; I had no aspiration at that point to be an actor. Part of me I think was rebelling against my father, because he used to say to me, ‘You know, you could be actor.’ And he said it to me when I was young. And I thought, ‘No, I want to be a singer.’ [Acting] didn’t look glamorous to me at all — even when I met Elvis Presley, because my dad directed an Elvis movie. … But I’ll never forget, he brought me to the set. I met Elvis Presley. I was so not impressed. Now I would be. I was like a snotty little 12-year-old.”