Be inspired by a living legend. Quincy Jones is a producer, conductor, arranger, composer, television producer and perhaps one of the greatest minds in music and television history. With a career that spans over six decades, his work has influenced hundreds of artists and countless classics, including Michael Jackson's "Thriller" - the best-selling album of all-time. Celebrate the legacy of Quincy Jones with PBS Black Culture Connection.
Quincy Jones Quick Facts:
- Born Quincy Delight Jones, Jr. on March 14, 1933 in Chicago, IL.
- Nick name: "Q"
- All-time most nominated Grammy artist in history, with 79 nominations and 27 Grammy Awards
- He has produced, composed, conducted, arranged or performed on more than 400 albums
"I’m a great believer in letting lyrics just flow out, wherever they come from. Get out of the way of yourself… You have to use the subconscious mind. Don’t become a victim of paralysis by analysis. I like to hit it, and just go with the gut. Do something that gives you goose bumps." - Quincy Jones
Listen to some of the Best of Quincy with this playlist of hits from fans across youtube.