Let’s remember Quincy Jones, born on this day in 1933 (March 14)
It should go without saying that Quincy Jones is one of the greatest musical talents to come from an area rich with them. He’s won 28 Grammy awards, produced one of the best-selling albums of all time (Thriller), and if you count his Humanitarian Award Oscar (and most people don’t, only competitive trophies), he’s an EGOT.
Q is a great artist whose legacy is secure. I love, though, that in his eighties, he’s proven to be the best interview subject, with two interviews last year (in GQ and New York Magazine) where he claimed the Beatles were awful musicians, but Paul Allen wasn’t; that he has 22 girlfriends all over the world, that he has dated Ivanka Trump when she was 24 (and he was 72), that Marlon Brando had sex with James Baldwin, Marvin Gaye, and Richard Pryor; and that mobster Sam Giancana had John F. Kennedy murdered.
Absolute legend. For everything.
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