The Info List - Quincy Jones

Quincy Delight Jones Jr. (born March 14, 1933), also known as "Q", is an American record producer, actor, conductor, arranger, composer, musician, television producer, film producer, instrumentalist, magazine founder, entertainment company executive, and humanitarian.[2] His career spans six decades in the entertainment industry, a record 79 Grammy Award
Grammy Award
nominations,[3] and 28 Grammys,[3] including a Grammy Legend Award in 1991. Raised in Seattle, Washington, Jones developed interest in music at an early age, and attended the Berklee College of Music. He came to prominence in the 1950s as a jazz arranger and conductor, before moving on to work prolifically in pop music and film scores. In 1968, Jones and his songwriting partner, Bob Russell, became the first African Americans to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song, for "The Eyes of Love" from the Universal Pictures
Universal Pictures
film Banning. That same year, Jones was the first African American to be nominated twice in the same year, as he was also nominated for his work on the 1967 film In Cold Blood for an Academy Award for Best Original Score. In 1971, Jones was the first African American to be the musical director and conductor of the Academy Awards ceremony. In 1995, he was the first African American to receive the Academy's Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. He is tied with sound designer Willie D. Burton as the second most Oscar-nominated African American; each has seven nominations ( Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
has nine nominations). Jones was the producer, with Michael Jackson, of Jackson's albums Off the Wall (1979), Thriller (1982), and Bad (1987), as well as the producer and conductor of the 1985 charity song "We Are the World", which raised funds for victims of destitution in Ethiopia.[4] In 2013, Jones was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as the winner, alongside Lou Adler, of the Ahmet Ertegun Award.[5] Jones was also named by Time Magazine as one of the most influential jazz musicians of the 20th century.[2]


1 Early life 2 Musical career

2.1 1960s breakthrough and rise to prominence 2.2 Work with Michael Jackson 2.3 Work with Frank Sinatra 2.4 Brazilian culture 2.5 Media appearances

3 Social activism 4 Personal life

4.1 Genealogy 4.2 Aneurysm
and memorial service 4.3 Relationships and children

5 Honors and awards 6 Film scores and soundtracks 7 Filmography 8 Discography 9 Awards and recognition 10 See also 11 References 12 Further reading 13 External links

Early life[edit] Jones was born in 1933, on the South Side of Chicago, to Sarah Frances (née Wells) (1903–1999) and Quincy Delightt Jones Sr (1895–1971). The elder Jones was a semi-pro baseball player and carpenter from Kentucky. His paternal grandmother was an ex-slave in Louisville.[6] Jones later discovered that his paternal grandfather Jones was Welsh.[7] Jones' family had moved to Chicago as part of the Great Migration out of the South. Sarah was a bank officer and apartment complex manager.[6][8][9] Quincy had a younger brother, Lloyd, who later became an engineer for the Seattle
television station KOMO-TV. Lloyd Jones died in 1998. Quincy was introduced to music by his mother, who always sang religious songs, and by his next-door neighbor, Lucy Jackson. When Jones was five or six, Jackson played stride piano next door, and he would listen through the walls. Lucy Jackson recalled that after he heard her one day, she could not get him off her piano if she tried.[10] When the boys were young, their mother suffered from a schizophrenic breakdown and was committed to a mental institution.[6][11] Jones' father divorced and remarried Elvera Jones, had three children of her own: Waymond, who became a friend of the young Quincy; Theresa; and Katherine.[11] Elvera and Quincy Senior had three children together, after moving to the Northwest: Jeanette; Margie; and Richard (who became a judge in Seattle).[12][11] In 1943, Jones and his family moved to Bremerton, Washington, where his father got a wartime job at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard.[11] After the war, the Joneses moved to Seattle, where Jones attended Garfield High School near his home. In high school, Jones developed his skills as a trumpeter and arranger.[6] His classmates included Charles Taylor, who played saxophone and whose mother, Evelyn Bundy, had been one of Seattle's first society jazz-band leaders. Jones and Taylor began playing music together,[11] and at the age of 14, were playing with a National Reserve band. Jones has said he got much more experience with music growing up in a smaller city; otherwise, he would have faced too much competition.[6] At age 14, Jones introduced himself to a then 16-year-old musician from Florida, Ray Charles, after watching him play at the Black Elks Club. Jones cites Charles as an early inspiration for his own music career, noting that Charles overcame a disability (glaucomatic blindness) to achieve his musical goals. He has credited his father's sturdy work ethic with giving him the means to proceed, and his loving strength with holding the family together. Jones has said his father had a saying: "Once a task is just begun, never leave until it's done. Be the labor great or small, do it well or not at all."[11] In 1951, Jones earned a scholarship to Seattle
University, where a young Clint Eastwood – also a music major there – watched him play in the college band. After only one semester, Jones transferred to what is now the Berklee College of Music, in Boston, on another scholarship.[13] While studying at Berklee, he played at Izzy Ort's Bar & Grille with Bunny Campbell and Preston Sandiford, whom he later cited as important musical influences.[14] He left his studies after receiving an offer to tour as a trumpeter with the bandleader Lionel Hampton
Lionel Hampton
and embarked on his professional career. While Jones was on the road with Hampton, he displayed a gift for arranging songs. Jones relocated to New York City, where he received a number of freelance commissions arranging songs for artists including Sarah Vaughan, Dinah Washington, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Gene Krupa, and Ray Charles, by then a close friend. Musical career[edit] At the age of 19, Jones traveled with jazz bandleader Lionel Hampton to Europe—and he has said that his European tour with Hampton turned him upside down, altering his view of racism in the US.

It gave you some sense of perspective of past, present and future. It took the myopic conflict between just black and white in the United States and put it on another level because you saw the turmoil between the Armenians and the Turks, and the Cypriots and the Greeks, and the Swedes and the Danes, and the Koreans and the Japanese. Everybody had these hassles, and you saw it was a basic part of human nature, these conflicts. It opened my soul, it opened my mind.[6]

In early 1956, Jones landed a temporary job at the CBS Stage Show, then hosted by Jimmy and Tommy Dorsey and which was broadcast live from the network's famed Studio 50, in New York City. On January 28, February 4, 11 and 18, as well as on March 17 and 24, Jones played 2nd trumpet in the Studio band which backed the then 21 year old Elvis Presley in his first six television appearances, most notably on his last three when he sang "Heartbreak Hotel", which became his first #1 record, then Billboard's Pop Record of the year. Soon after, Jones went on tour again as a trumpeter and musical director of the Dizzy Gillespie Band on a tour of the Middle East and South America sponsored by the United States Information Agency. Upon his return, Jones signed with ABC-Paramount Records and started his recording career as the leader of his own band. In 1957, Quincy settled in Paris, where he studied composition and theory with Classical composers Nadia Boulanger
Nadia Boulanger
and Olivier Messiaen. He also performed at the Paris Olympia. Jones became music director at Barclay Disques, a leading French record company and the licensee for Mercury Records
Mercury Records
in France. During the 1950s, Jones successfully toured throughout Europe with a number of jazz orchestras. As musical director of Harold Arlen's jazz musical Free and Easy, he took to the road again. A European tour closed in Paris in February 1960. With musicians from the Arlen show, Jones formed his own big band, which he called "The Jones Boys", with eighteen artists. The band included double bass player Eddie Jones and fellow trumpeter Reunald Jones. They organized a tour of North America and Europe. Though the European and American concerts met enthusiastic audiences and sparkling reviews, concert earnings could not support a band of this size. Poor budget planning resulted in an economic disaster; the band dissolved and the fallout left Jones in a financial crisis:

We had the best jazz band on the planet, and yet we were literally starving. That's when I discovered that there was music, and there was the music business. If I were to survive, I would have to learn the difference between the two.[15]

Irving Green, head of Mercury Records, helped Jones with a personal loan[16] and a new job as the musical director of the company's New York division. There he worked with Doug Moody, who founded Mystic Records. 1960s breakthrough and rise to prominence[edit] In 1964, Jones was promoted to vice-president of Mercury Records, becoming the first African American to hold this executive position.[17] In that same year, he turned his attention to film scores, another musical arena long closed to African Americans. At the invitation of director Sidney Lumet, he composed the music for The Pawnbroker (1964). It was the first of his 33 major motion picture scores. Following the success of The Pawnbroker, Jones left Mercury Records and moved to Los Angeles. After composing the film scores for Mirage and The Slender Thread
The Slender Thread
in 1965, he was in constant demand as a composer. His film credits over the next seven years included Walk, Don't Run, The Deadly Affair, In Cold Blood, In the Heat of the Night, Mackenna's Gold, The Italian Job, Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, Cactus Flower, The Out-Of-Towners, They Call Me MISTER Tibbs!, The Anderson Tapes, $ (Dollars), and The Getaway. In addition, he composed "The Streetbeater", which became familiar as the theme music for the television sitcom Sanford and Son, starring close friend Redd Foxx; he also composed the themes for other TV shows, including Ironside, Banacek, The Bill Cosby Show, the opening episode of Roots, and the Mark Goodson-Bill Todman game show Now You See It. In the 1960s, Jones worked as an arranger for some of the most important artists of the era, including Billy Eckstine, Sarah Vaughan, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Nana Mouskouri, Shirley Horn, Peggy Lee, and Dinah Washington. Jones's solo recordings also gained acclaim, including Walking in Space, Gula Matari, Smackwater Jack, You've Got It Bad Girl, Body Heat, Mellow Madness, and I Heard That!! He is known for his 1962 tune "Soul Bossa Nova", which originated on the Big Band Bossa Nova
Big Band Bossa Nova
album. "Soul Bossa Nova" was a theme used for the 1998 FIFA World Cup,[18] the Canadian game show Definition, the Woody Allen
Woody Allen
film Take the Money and Run, and the Austin Powers film series. It was sampled by Canadian hip-hop group Dream Warriors for their song, "My Definition of a Boombastic Jazz
Style". Jones produced all four million-selling singles for Lesley Gore
Lesley Gore
during the early and mid-sixties, including "It's My Party" (UK No. 8; US No. 1), its sequel "Judy's Turn to Cry" (US No. 5), "She's a Fool" (also a US No. 5) in 1963, and "You Don't Own Me" (US No. 2 for four weeks in 1964). He continued to produce for Gore until 1966, including the Greenwich/ Barry hit "Look of Love" (US No. 27) in 1965.

Logo of Quincy Jones
Quincy Jones
Productions used from 1970s to early 1990s

In 1975, Jones founded Qwest Productions, for which he arranged and produced hugely successful albums by Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
and other major pop figures. In 1978, he produced the soundtrack for The Wiz, the musical adaptation of The Wizard of Oz, whose feature film version starred Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson
and Diana Ross. In 1982, Jones produced Jackson's all-time best-selling album Thriller.[19] Jones's 1981 album, The Dude, yielded multiple hit singles, including "Ai No Corrida" (a remake of a song by Chaz Jankel), "Just Once", and "One Hundred Ways", the latter two featuring James Ingram
James Ingram
on lead vocals and marking Ingram's first hits; the album also incorporated "Baby, Come to Me", on which Ingram duetted with Patti Austin. In 1985, Jones co-produced and wrote the score for the Steven Spielberg film adaptation of the Pulitzer-prize winning epistolary novel, The Color Purple, by Alice Walker.[20] He and Thomas Newman
Thomas Newman
(from Bridge of Spies) are the only composers besides John Williams
John Williams
to have scored a Spielberg theatrical film.[21] (Spielberg directed a segment of Twilight Zone: The Movie,[22] which was scored by Jerry Goldsmith).[23] After the 1985 American Music Awards
American Music Awards
ceremony, Jones used his influence to draw most of the major American recording artists of the day into a studio to record the song "We Are the World" to raise money for the victims of Ethiopia's famine. When people marveled at his ability to make the collaboration work, Jones explained that he had taped a simple sign on the entrance, reading: "Check Your Ego at the Door". He was also quoted as saying: "We don't want to make a hunger record in tuxedos",[24] requiring all participants to wear casual clothing in the studio.

Quincy Jones
Quincy Jones
in Venice
in 1989

In 1988, Quincy Jones
Quincy Jones
Productions joined forces with Warner Communications to create Quincy Jones
Quincy Jones
Entertainment. He signed a 10-picture deal with Warner Brothers
Warner Brothers
and signed a two-series deal with NBC Productions. The television show The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
was completed in 1990, but producers of In the House (from UPN) later rejected its early concept stages. Jones produced the highly successful The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
(discovering Will Smith), UPN's In the House, and FOX's Madtv – which ran for 14 seasons.[25] In the early 1990s, Jones started a huge, ongoing project called "The Evolution of Black Music". Not only did the Quincy Jones
Quincy Jones
Entertainment Company produce The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, but it also started a weekly talk show with his friend, Reverend Jesse Jackson, as the host.[26] Starting in the late 1970s, Jones tried to convince Miles Davis
Miles Davis
to revive the music he had recorded on several classic albums of the 1960s, which had been arranged by Gil Evans. Davis had always refused, citing a desire not to revisit the past. But in 1991, Davis, then suffering from pneumonia whose complications would eventually kill him, relented and agreed to perform the music at a concert at the Montreux Jazz
Festival. The resulting album from the recording, Miles & Quincy Live at Montreux, was Davis's last released album; he died several months afterwards. It is considered an artistic triumph.[27] In 1993, Jones collaborated with David Salzman to produce the concert extravaganza, An American Reunion, a celebration of Bill Clinton's inauguration as president of the United States. The same year, Jones joined forces with Salzman and renamed his company as Quincy Jones/David Salzman Entertainment (QDE). QDE is a diverse company that produces media technology, motion pictures, such television programs as In the House, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and MADtv, and magazines like Vibe and Spin. In 2001, Jones published his autobiography, Q: The Autobiography of Quincy Jones. On July 31, 2007, he partnered with Wizzard Media to launch the Quincy Jones
Quincy Jones
Video Podcast.[28] In each episode, Jones shares his knowledge and experience in the music industry. The first episode features him in the studio, producing "I Knew I Loved You" for Celine Dion. This is featured on the Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone
tribute album, We All Love Ennio Morricone. Jones is also noted for helping produce Anita Hall's CD, Send Love, which was released in 2009. In recent years Jones started to mentor young musicians and produced various albums. Jones started in 2013 by producing Emily Bear's album Diversity. After that he produced albums released by such artists as Alfredo Rodríguez, Nikki Yanofsky, Andreas Varady, Justin Kauflin, and Grace. He also became a mentor of Jacob Collier. Work with Michael Jackson[edit] While working on the film The Wiz, Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson
asked Jones to recommend some producers for his upcoming solo album. Jones offered some names but eventually offered to produce the record himself. Jackson accepted and the resulting record, Off the Wall, ultimately sold about 20 million copies. This made Jones the most powerful record producer in the industry at that time. Jones's and Jackson's next collaboration, Thriller, sold a reputed 110 million copies and became the highest-selling album of all time.[29] (The rise of MTV
and the advent of music videos as promotional tools also contributed to Thriller's multimillion-copy sales figures and high monetary grosses.) Jones also worked on Jackson's album Bad, which has sold 45 million copies. Bad was the last time the pair worked together in the studio. Audio interviews with Jones are featured on the 2001 special editions of Off the Wall, Thriller, and Bad. In a 2002 interview, when asked if he would work with Jones again, Jackson suggested he might. But in 2007, when Jones was asked by NME, he said: "Man, please! We already did that. I have talked to him about working with him again but I've got too much to do. I've got 900 products, I'm 74 years old."[30] Following Jackson's death on June 25, 2009, Jones said:

“ I am absolutely devastated at this tragic and unexpected news. For Michael to be taken away from us so suddenly at such a young age, I just don't have the words. Divinity brought our souls together on The Wiz and allowed us to do what we were able to throughout the '80s. To this day, the music we created together on Off The Wall, Thriller and Bad is played in every corner of the world and the reason for that is because he had it all...talent, grace, professionalism and dedication. He was the consummate entertainer and his contributions and legacy will be felt upon the world forever. I've lost my little brother today, and part of my soul has gone with him.[31] ”

In October 2013, it was reported by the BBC
and The Hollywood Reporter that Jones planned to litigate against the estate of Michael Jackson for 10 million dollars. Jones said that MJJ Productions, a song company managed by the singer's estate and Sony Music Entertainment, improperly re-edited songs to deprive him of royalties and production fees; further, they breached an agreement giving him the right to remix master recordings for albums released after Jackson's death in 2009.[32] The songs Quincy produced for Jackson were used in the film, This Is It. Jones was reported to be filing the said lawsuits against the works of Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson
Cirque du Soleil
Cirque du Soleil
productions, and the 25th anniversary edition of the Bad album.[33] Quincy believed he should have received a producer credit in the film.[32][34][35] Work with Frank Sinatra[edit] Quincy Jones
Quincy Jones
first worked with Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
in 1958 when invited by Princess Grace to arrange a benefit concert at the Monaco Sporting Club.[36] Six years later, Sinatra hired him to arrange and conduct Sinatra's second album with Count Basie, It Might as Well Be Swing (1964). Jones conducted and arranged the singer's live album with the Basie Band, Sinatra at the Sands
Sinatra at the Sands
(1966).[37] Jones was also the arranger/conductor when Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin, and Johnny Carson
Johnny Carson
performed with the Basie orchestra in June 1965 in St. Louis, Missouri, in a benefit for Dismas House. The fund-raiser was broadcast to movie theaters around the country and eventually released on DVD.[38] Later that year, Jones was the arranger/conductor when Sinatra and Basie appeared on The Hollywood Palace
The Hollywood Palace
TV show on October 16, 1965.[39] Nineteen years later, Sinatra and Jones teamed up for 1984's L.A. Is My Lady.[40] Quincy was quoted saying,

Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
took me to a whole new planet. I worked with him until he passed away in '98. He left me his ring. I never take it off. Now, when I go to Sicily, I don't need a passport. I just flash my ring.[41]

Brazilian culture[edit] A great admirer of Brazilian culture, in 2009 Jones announced that he was planning a film on Brazil's "Carnival", describing it as "one of the most spectacular spiritual events on the planet".[citation needed] The Brazilians Simone, whom he cites as "one of the world's greatest singers",[42] Ivan Lins,[43] Milton Nascimento, percussionist Paulinho Da Costa, "one of the best in the business",[44] have become close friends and partners in his recent works. Media appearances[edit]

Jones during an annual meeting in 2004 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, January 21, 2004

Jones had a brief appearance in the 1990 video for The Time song "Jerk Out". Jones was a guest actor on an episode of The Boondocks. He appeared with Ray Charles
Ray Charles
in the music video of their song "One Mint Julep" and also with Ray Charles
Ray Charles
and Chaka Khan
Chaka Khan
in the music video of their song "I'll Be Good to You". Jones hosted an episode of the long-running NBC sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live
Saturday Night Live
on February 10, 1990 (during SNL's 15th season). The episode was notable for having 10 musical guests[45] (the most any SNL episode has had in its 40 plus years on the air): Tevin Campbell, Andrae Crouch, Sandra Crouch, rappers Kool Moe Dee and Big Daddy Kane, Melle Mel, Quincy D III, Siedah Garrett, Al Jarreau, and Take 6, and for a performance of Dizzy Gillespie's "Manteca" by The SNL Band (conducted by Quincy Jones).[45] Jones impersonated Marion Barry, former mayor of Washington, DC, in the then-recurring sketch, The Bob Waltman Special. Quincy Jones
Quincy Jones
later produced his own sketch comedy show, FOX's MADtv. This competed with SNL from 1995 to 2009. Jones appeared in the Walt Disney Pictures
Walt Disney Pictures
film, Fantasia 2000, introducing the set piece of George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue. Two years later he made a cameo appearance as himself in the film Austin Powers in Goldmember. On February 10, 2008, Jones joined Usher in presenting the Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for Album of the Year to Herbie Hancock. On January 6, 2009, Jones appeared on NBC's Last Call with Carson Daly to discuss various aspects of his prolific career. Daly informally floated the idea that Jones should become the first minister of culture for the United States, pending the inauguration of Barack Obama as President. Daly noted that only the US and Germany, among leading world countries, did not have a cabinet-level position for this role. Commentators on NPR[46] and in the Chronicle of Higher Education have also discussed the topic of a minister of culture.[47] In February 2014, Jones appeared in "Keep on Keepin' On", a documentary about his friend Clark Terry. In the film, Terry introduces Jones to his protege, Justin Kauflin, who Jones then signs into his band and label.[48] In July 2014, Jones was starring in a documentary film, The Distortion of Sound.[49] In September 2015, Jones was a guest on Dr. Dre's The Pharmacy on Beats 1 Radio. He was also featured on Jacob Collier's YouTube
cover of Michael Jackson's "P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)". On February 28, 2016 he and Pharell Williams presented Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone
with the Oscar for best film score.[50] and in August 2016, he and his music were featured at the BBC
Proms at the Royal Albert Hall.[51] Social activism[edit]

Jones at a performance of The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker, December 2010

Jones's social activism began in the 1960s with his support of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Jones is one of the founders of the Institute for Black American Music (IBAM), whose events aim to raise enough funds for the creation of a national library of African-American art and music. Jones is also one of the founders of the Black Arts Festival in his hometown of Chicago. In the 1970s Jones formed The Quincy Jones
Quincy Jones
Workshops. Meeting at the Los Angeles Landmark Variety Arts Center, the workshops educated and honed the skills of inner city youth in musicianship, acting and songwriting. Among its alumni were Alton McClain who had a hit song with Alton McClain and Destiny, and Mark Wilkins, who co-wrote the hit song "Havin' A Love Attack" with Mandrill, and went on to become the National Promotion Director for Punk / Thrash record label Mystic Records.[52] For many years, Jones has worked closely with Bono
of U2 on a number of philanthropic endeavors. He is the founder of the Quincy Jones Listen Up Foundation.[4] A nonprofit organization that built more than 100 homes in South Africa which aims to connect youths with technology, education, culture and music.[53] One of the organization's programs is an intercultural exchange between underprivileged youths from Los Angeles and South Africa. In 2004, Jones helped launch the We Are the Future (WAF) project, which gives children in poor and conflict-ridden areas a chance to live their childhoods and develop a sense of hope. The program is the result of a strategic partnership between the Global Forum, the Quincy Jones Listen Up Foundation, and Hani Masri, with the support of the World Bank, UN agencies and major companies. The project was launched with a concert in Rome, Italy, in front of an audience of half a million people.[54] Jones supports a number of other charities including the NAACP, GLAAD, Peace Games, AmfAR and The Maybach Foundation.[55] Jones serves on the Advisory Board of HealthCorps. On July 26, 2007, he announced his endorsement of Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton
for president. But with the election of Barack Obama, Quincy Jones
Quincy Jones
said that his next conversation "with President Obama [will be] to beg for a secretary of arts",[56] This prompted the circulation of a petition on the Internet asking Obama to create such a Cabinet-level position in his administration.[57][58] In 2001, Jones became an honorary member of the board of directors of The Jazz
Foundation of America. He has worked with The Jazz
Foundation of America[59] to save the homes and the lives of America's elderly jazz and blues musicians, including those who survived Hurricane Katrina.[60] Jones and his friend John Sie, founder of Liberty Starz, worked together to create the Global Down Syndrome Foundation.[61] They were inspired by Sie's granddaughter, Sophia, who has Down syndrome.[62]

Personal life[edit] Jones is a believer in astrology. In regard to religion, in a Vulture interview published in February 2018, he stated he believes in a God that opposes the love of money but dismisses the notion of an afterlife; he holds particular animus for the Catholic Church, believing it is built upon the notions of money, "fear, smoke and murder". He also claimed to have knowledge of the truth of the Kennedy assassination, stating his belief that mobster Sam Giancana was responsible, as well as outed sexual relationships Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando
had with James Baldwin, Richard Pryor, and Marvin Gaye.[63] In the same interview, Jones stated he dated Ivanka Trump, despite expressing disdain for her father. He later apologized for the interview after a family intervention with his six daughters, blaming the things he said on "word vomit".[64] Jones can speak some Persian.[citation needed] He has never learned to drive, citing a car accident he was in at age 14 as the reason.[65] Genealogy[edit] With the help of the author Alex Haley
Alex Haley
in 1972 and Mormon researchers in Salt Lake City, Jones discovered that his mother's ancestors included James Lanier, a relative of Sidney Lanier, the poet. Jones said in an interview, "He had a baby with my great-grandmother [a slave], and my grandmother was born there [on a plantation in Kentucky]. We traced this all the way back to the Laniers, same family as Tennessee Williams."[6] Learning that the Lanier immigrant ancestors were French Huguenot refugees, who had court musicians among their ancestors, Jones attributed some of his musicianship to them.[6] In a 2009 BBC
interview, Jones said Haley also helped him learn that his father was of part Welsh ancestry.[66] For the 2006 PBS television program African American Lives, Jones had his DNA tested, and genealogists researched his family history again. His DNA revealed he is mostly African but is also 34% European in ancestry, on both sides of his family. Research showed that he has Welsh, English, French, and Italian ancestry, with European ancestry in his direct patrilineal line (Y DNA). Through his direct matrilineal line (mt DNA), he is of West African/Central African ancestry of Tikar descent, a people centered in present-day Cameroon.[67] He also has European matrilinear ancestry, such as Lanier male ancestors who fought for the Confederacy, making him eligible for Sons of Confederate Veterans. Among his ancestors is Betty Washington Lewis, the sister of president George Washington.[68] Jones is also a direct descendant of Edward I of England; Edward's ancestors included Rurik, Polish, Swiss, and French nobility.[69] Aneurysm
and memorial service[edit] In 1974, Jones suffered a life-threatening brain aneurysm, so he decided to cut back on his schedule to spend time with his friends and family.[70] Since his family and friends believed Jones' life was coming to an end, they started to plan a memorial service for him. He attended his own service with his neurologist by his side, in case the excitement overwhelmed him. Some of the entertainers at his service were Richard Pryor, Marvin Gaye, Sarah Vaughan, and Sidney Poitier.[71] Relationships and children[edit] Jones has been married three times. In total, he has seven children with five different women:

Jeri Caldwell (married 1957 to 1966); they had one daughter, Jolie Levine (née Jones).[11] Ulla Andersson, Swedish actress (married 1967 to 1974); they had two children, Martina and Quincy Jones
Quincy Jones
III;[11] Peggy Lipton, actress (married 1974 to 1990); they had two daughters, Kidada and Rashida Jones, both actresses.[11] Carol Reynolds (the couple had a brief affair); they had one daughter, Rachel Jones.[11] Nastassja Kinski, actress (the couple dated and lived together from 1991 to 1995); they had one daughter, Kenya Julia Miambi Sarah Jones, born in 1993.[72]

In 1994, rapper Tupac Shakur
Tupac Shakur
criticized Jones for having relationships with white women, prompting Jones's daughter Rashida to pen a scathing open letter in response, published in The Source.[73] Rashida's sister Kidada developed a romantic relationship with Shakur and had been living with the rapper for four months at the time of his death.[73] Honors and awards[edit] In addition to receiving recognition specifically for his music and arrangements, Jones has been recognized for his overall contributions to music and humanitarian goals. He has received numerous honorary doctorates and been invited to speak at college and university commencement ceremonies.[6]

He received the Grammy's Legend Award in 1991, one of only 15 people ever to receive it.[74] Garfield High School in Seattle
named a performing arts center after him.[6] Quincy Jones
Quincy Jones
Elementary School located in South Central Los Angeles is named after him. He received the Humanitarian Award at the BET Awards in 2008. He received the John F. Kennedy Center Honors
Kennedy Center Honors
in 2001.[75] He received the Los Angeles Press Club Visionary Award in 2014.[76] He received an honorary doctorate from the Royal Academy of Music, London, in 2015.[77]

Film scores and soundtracks[edit]

The Pawnbroker (Mercury, 1965) Mirage (Mercury, 1965) The Slender Thread
The Slender Thread
(Mercury, 1965) The Deadly Affair
The Deadly Affair
(Verve, 1966) Walk, Don't Run
Walk, Don't Run
(Mainstream, 1966) Enter Laughing (Liberty, 1967) Banning (1967) In the Heat of the Night (United Artists, 1967) In Cold Blood (Colgems, 1967) A Dandy in Aspic (1968) The Counterfeit Killer
The Counterfeit Killer
(1968) Jigsaw (1968) For Love of Ivy (ABC, 1968) The Hell with Heroes
The Hell with Heroes
(1968) The Split (1968) Mackenna's Gold
Mackenna's Gold
(RCA Victor, 1969) The Italian Job
The Italian Job
(Paramount, 1969) The Lost Man (Uni, 1969) Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (Bell, 1969) John and Mary (A&M, 1969) Cactus Flower (Bell, 1969) Last of the Mobile Hot Shots
Last of the Mobile Hot Shots
(1970) The Out-of-Towners (1970) They Call Me Mister Tibbs!
They Call Me Mister Tibbs!
(United Artists, 1970) Brother John (1971) The Anderson Tapes
The Anderson Tapes
(1971) Honky (1971) $ (Reprise, 1972) The Hot Rock (Prophesy, 1972) The New Centurions
The New Centurions
(1972) The Getaway (1972) Roots (A&M, 1977) The Wiz
The Wiz
(1978) The Color Purple (Quest, 1985)


Fantasia 2000
Fantasia 2000
(1999) – Himself (segment "Rhapsody in Blue") Austin Powers in Goldmember
Austin Powers in Goldmember
(2002) – Himself Sandy Wexler
Sandy Wexler
(2017) – Himself

Discography[edit] Main article: Quincy Jones
Quincy Jones
production discography Awards and recognition[edit] Further information: List of awards and nominations received by Quincy Jones See also[edit]

Q (other)


^ "R&B's Aaliyah
dies in plane crash". BBC
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Further reading[edit]

"Quincy Jones". Archive of American Television.  Video interview. "Quincy Jones". Mix Magazine Online.  "Quincy Jones: The Story of an American Musician". American Masters. PBS.  " Quincy Jones
Quincy Jones
Speech at Beijing University" (PDF). USC Public Diplomacy. Beijing, China.  Gross, Terry (Host/Interviewer) (November 5, 2001). "Quincy Jones: The Man Behind the Music". Fresh Air. PBS.  (26 mins, airdate May 25, 2013)

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Quincy Jones.

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Official website at QuincyJones.con "Quincy Jones". The MusiCodex.  Quincy Jones
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on IMDb "Quincy Jones". NAMM Oral History Library. 2014.  "Quincy Jones: National Visionary (Excerpts)". The National Visionary Leadership Project. 

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Quincy Jones

Discography Awards


Abroad This Is How I Feel About Jazz Go West, Man! Quincy's Home Again The Birth of a Band! The Great Wide World of Quincy Jones I Dig Dancers Around the World Newport '61 The Great Wide World of Quincy Jones
The Great Wide World of Quincy Jones
Live (in Zurich!) The Quintessence Big Band Bossa Nova Quincy Jones
Quincy Jones
Plays Hip Hits Quincy Jones
Quincy Jones
Explores the Music of Henry Mancini Golden Boy I Had a Ball Quincy Plays for Pussycats Quincy's Got a Brand New Bag Walking In Space Gula Matari Smackwater Jack You've Got It Bad Girl Body Heat Mellow Madness I Heard That!! Roots Sounds...and Stuff Like That!! Quincy Jones
Quincy Jones
Live at the Budokan The Dude Back on the Block Miles & Quincy Live at Montreux Q's Jook Joint Basie and Beyond The Original Jam Sessions 1969 Q: Soul Bossa Nostra


Ndeda The Best From Q with Love Q The Musical Biography of Quincy Jones


“Soul Bossa Nova” " Sanford and Son
Sanford and Son
Theme (The Streetbeater)" "Stuff Like That" "Ai No Corrida" "Just Once" "One Hundred Ways" "I'll Be Good to You" "The Secret Garden (Sweet Seduction Suite)"

Other works

With Michael Jackson

Off the Wall E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Thriller Bad

With Frank Sinatra

It Might as Well Be Swing Sinatra at the Sands L.A. Is My Lady

With USA for Africa

"We Are the World"

With Artists for Haiti

" We Are the World
We Are the World
25 for Haiti"

With Lesley Gore

"It's My Party"

Awards for Quincy Jones

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Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award

Y. Frank Freeman (1956) Samuel Goldwyn (1957) Bob Hope (1959) Sol Lesser (1960) George Seaton (1961) Steve Broidy (1962) Edmond L. DePatie (1965) George Bagnall (1966) Gregory Peck (1967) Martha Raye (1968) George Jessel (1969) Frank Sinatra (1970) Rosalind Russell (1972) Lew Wasserman (1973) Arthur B. Krim (1974) Jules C. Stein (1975) Charlton Heston (1977) Leo Jaffe (1978) Robert Benjamin (1979) Danny Kaye (1981) Walter Mirisch (1982) M. J. Frankovich (1983) David L. Wolper (1984) Charles "Buddy" Rogers (1985) Howard W. Koch (1989) Audrey Hepburn
Audrey Hepburn
/ Elizabeth Taylor (1992) Paul Newman (1993) Quincy Jones (1994) Arthur Hiller (2001) Roger Mayer (2005) Sherry Lansing (2007) Jerry Lewis (2009) Oprah Winfrey (2011) Jeffrey Katzenberg (2012) Angelina Jolie (2013) Harry Belafonte (2014) Debbie Reynolds (2015)

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Kennedy Center Honorees (2000s)


Mikhail Baryshnikov Chuck Berry Plácido Domingo Clint Eastwood Angela Lansbury


Julie Andrews Van Cliburn Quincy Jones Jack Nicholson Luciano Pavarotti


James Earl Jones James Levine Chita Rivera Paul Simon Elizabeth Taylor


James Brown Carol Burnett Loretta Lynn Mike Nichols Itzhak Perlman


Warren Beatty Ossie Davis
Ossie Davis
& Ruby Dee Elton John Joan Sutherland John Williams


Tony Bennett Suzanne Farrell Julie Harris Robert Redford Tina Turner


Zubin Mehta Dolly Parton Smokey Robinson Steven Spielberg Andrew Lloyd Webber


Leon Fleisher Steve Martin Diana Ross Martin Scorsese Brian Wilson


Morgan Freeman George Jones Barbra Streisand Twyla Tharp Pete Townshend
Pete Townshend
& Roger Daltrey


Mel Brooks Dave Brubeck Grace Bumbry Robert De Niro Bruce Springsteen

Complete list 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s

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Laureates of the Polar Music Prize


Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney
/ the Baltic states
Baltic states
(1992) Dizzy Gillespie
Dizzy Gillespie
/ Witold Lutosławski
Witold Lutosławski
(1993) Quincy Jones
Quincy Jones
/ Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Nikolaus Harnoncourt
(1994) Elton John
Elton John
/ Mstislav Rostropovich
Mstislav Rostropovich
(1995) Joni Mitchell
Joni Mitchell
/ Pierre Boulez
Pierre Boulez
(1996) Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen
/ Eric Ericson
Eric Ericson
(1997) Ray Charles
Ray Charles
/ Ravi Shankar
Ravi Shankar
(1998) Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder
/ Iannis Xenakis
Iannis Xenakis


Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
/ Isaac Stern
Isaac Stern
(2000) Burt Bacharach
Burt Bacharach
/ Robert Moog
Robert Moog
/ Karlheinz Stockhausen
Karlheinz Stockhausen
(2001) Miriam Makeba
Miriam Makeba
/ Sofia Gubaidulina
Sofia Gubaidulina
(2002) Keith Jarrett
Keith Jarrett
(2003) B.B. King
B.B. King
/ György Ligeti
György Ligeti
(2004) Gilberto Gil
Gilberto Gil
/ Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
(2005) Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin
/ Valery Gergiev
Valery Gergiev
(2006) Sonny Rollins
Sonny Rollins
/ Steve Reich
Steve Reich
(2007) Pink Floyd
Pink Floyd
/ Renée Fleming
Renée Fleming
(2008) Peter Gabriel
Peter Gabriel
/ José Antonio Abreu
José Antonio Abreu
/ El Sistema (2009)


/ Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone
(2010) Kronos Quartet
Kronos Quartet
/ Patti Smith
Patti Smith
(2011) Paul Simon
Paul Simon
/ Yo-Yo Ma
Yo-Yo Ma
(2012) Youssou N'Dour
Youssou N'Dour
/ Kaija Saariaho
Kaija Saariaho
(2013) Chuck Berry
Chuck Berry
/ Peter Sellars
Peter Sellars
(2014) Emmylou Harris
Emmylou Harris
/ Evelyn Glennie
Evelyn Glennie
(2015) Max Martin
Max Martin
/ Cecilia Bartoli
Cecilia Bartoli
(2016) Sting / Wayne Shorter
Wayne Shorter
(2017) Metallica
/ Afghanistan National Institute of Music (2018)

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Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for Record of the Year


"Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare)" by Domenico Modugno
Domenico Modugno
(1959) "Mack the Knife" by Bobby Darin
Bobby Darin
(1960) "Theme from A Summer Place" by Percy Faith
Percy Faith
(1961) "Moon River" by Henry Mancini
Henry Mancini
(1962) "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" by Tony Bennett
Tony Bennett
(1963) "Days of Wine and Roses" by Henry Mancini
Henry Mancini
(1964) "The Girl from Ipanema" by Astrud Gilberto
Astrud Gilberto
& Stan Getz
Stan Getz
(1965) "A Taste of Honey" by Herb Alpert
Herb Alpert
and the Tijuana Brass (1966) "Strangers in the Night" by Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
(1967) "Up, Up and Away" by The 5th Dimension
The 5th Dimension
(Billy Davis, Jr., Florence LaRue, Marilyn McCoo, Lamont McLemore, Ron Townson) (1968) "Mrs. Robinson" by Simon & Garfunkel (Art Garfunkel, Paul Simon) (1969) "Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In" by The 5th Dimension
The 5th Dimension
(Billy Davis, Jr., Florence LaRue, Marilyn McCoo, Lamont McLemore, Ron Townson) (1970) "Bridge over Troubled Water" by Simon & Garfunkel (Art Garfunkel, Paul Simon) (1971) "It's Too Late" by Carole King
Carole King
(1972) "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" by Roberta Flack
Roberta Flack
(1973) "Killing Me Softly with His Song" by Roberta Flack
Roberta Flack
(1974) "I Honestly Love You" by Olivia Newton-John
Olivia Newton-John
(1975) "Love Will Keep Us Together" by Captain & Tennille (Daryl Dragon, Toni Tennille) (1976) "This Masquerade" by George Benson
George Benson
(1977) "Hotel California" by Eagles (Don Felder, Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Randy Meisner, Joe Walsh) (1978) "Just the Way You Are" by Billy Joel
Billy Joel
(1979) "What a Fool Believes" by The Doobie Brothers
The Doobie Brothers
(Jeffrey Baxter, John Hartman, Keith Knudsen, Michael McDonald, Tiran Porter, Patrick Simmons) (1980)


"Sailing" by Christopher Cross
Christopher Cross
(1981) "Bette Davis Eyes" by Kim Carnes
Kim Carnes
(1982) "Rosanna" by Toto (Bobby Kimball, Steve Lukather, David Paich, Jeff Porcaro, David Hungate, Steve Porcaro) (1983) "Beat It" by Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson
(1984) "What's Love Got to Do with It" by Tina Turner
Tina Turner
(1985) "We Are the World" by USA for Africa
USA for Africa
(1986) "Higher Love" by Steve Winwood
Steve Winwood
(1987) "Graceland" by Paul Simon
Paul Simon
(1988) "Don't Worry, Be Happy" by Bobby McFerrin
Bobby McFerrin
(1989) "Wind Beneath My Wings" by Bette Midler
Bette Midler
(1990) "Another Day in Paradise" by Phil Collins
Phil Collins
(1991) "Unforgettable" by Natalie Cole
Natalie Cole
with Nat King Cole
Nat King Cole
(1992) "Tears in Heaven" by Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton
(1993) "I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston
(1994) "All I Wanna Do" by Sheryl Crow
Sheryl Crow
(1995) "Kiss from a Rose" by Seal (1996) "Change the World" by Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton
(1997) "Sunny Came Home" by Shawn Colvin
Shawn Colvin
(1998) "My Heart Will Go On" by Celine Dion
Celine Dion
(1999) "Smooth" by Santana (Rodney Holmes, Tony Lindsay, Karl Perazzo, Raul Rekow, Benny Rietveld, Carlos Santana, Chester Thompson) featuring Rob Thomas (2000)


"Beautiful Day" by U2 (Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge, Larry Mullen Jr.) (2001) "Walk On" by U2 (Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge, Larry Mullen Jr.) (2002) "Don't Know Why" by Norah Jones
Norah Jones
(2003) "Clocks" by Coldplay
(Guy Berryman, Jon Buckland, Will Champion, Phil Harvey, Chris Martin) (2004) "Here We Go Again" by Ray Charles
Ray Charles
and Norah Jones
Norah Jones
(2005) "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" by Green Day
Green Day
(Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, Frank Edwin Wright III) (2006) "Not Ready to Make Nice" by Dixie Chicks
Dixie Chicks
(Martie Maguire, Natalie Maines, Emily Robison) (2007) "Rehab" by Amy Winehouse
Amy Winehouse
(2008) "Please Read the Letter" by Alison Krauss
Alison Krauss
and Robert Plant
Robert Plant
(2009) "Use Somebody" by Kings of Leon
Kings of Leon
(Caleb Followill, Jared Followill, Matthew Followill, Nathan Followill) (2010) "Need You Now" by Lady Antebellum
Lady Antebellum
(Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley, Dave Haywood) (2011) "Rolling in the Deep" by Adele
(2012) "Somebody That I Used to Know" by Gotye
featuring Kimbra
(2013) "Get Lucky" by Daft Punk
Daft Punk
featuring Pharrell Williams
Pharrell Williams
& Nile Rodgers (2014) "Stay with Me" (Darkchild version) by Sam Smith (2015) "Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson
Mark Ronson
featuring Bruno Mars
Bruno Mars
(2016) "Hello" by Adele
(2017) "24K Magic" by Bruno Mars
Bruno Mars

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Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for Album of the Year


The Music from Peter Gunn
The Music from Peter Gunn
Henry Mancini
Henry Mancini
(1959) Come Dance with Me! – Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
(1960) The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart
The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart
Bob Newhart
Bob Newhart
(1961) Judy at Carnegie Hall
Judy at Carnegie Hall
Judy Garland
Judy Garland
(1962) The First Family – Vaughn Meader
Vaughn Meader
(1963) The Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand
Album – Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand
(1964) Getz/Gilberto
– Stan Getz, João Gilberto
João Gilberto
(1965) September of My Years Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
(1966) A Man and His Music Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
(1967) Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
The Beatles
The Beatles
(1968) By the Time I Get to Phoenix – Glen Campbell
Glen Campbell
(1969) Blood, Sweat & Tears – Blood, Sweat & Tears (1970) Bridge over Troubled Water
Bridge over Troubled Water
– Simon & Garfunkel (1971) Tapestry – Carole King
Carole King
(1972) The Concert for Bangladesh – Various (1973) Innervisions
Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder
(1974) Fulfillingness' First Finale
Fulfillingness' First Finale
Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder
(1975) Still Crazy After All These Years
Still Crazy After All These Years
Paul Simon
Paul Simon
(1976) Songs in the Key of Life
Songs in the Key of Life
Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder
(1977) Rumours – Fleetwood Mac
Fleetwood Mac
(1978) Saturday Night Fever – Bee Gees/Various (1979)


52nd Street – Billy Joel
Billy Joel
(1980) Christopher Cross
Christopher Cross
Christopher Cross
Christopher Cross
(1981) Double Fantasy
Double Fantasy
John Lennon
John Lennon
and Yoko Ono
Yoko Ono
(1982) Toto IV
Toto IV
– Toto (1983) Thriller – Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson
(1984) Can't Slow Down – Lionel Richie
Lionel Richie
(1985) No Jacket Required
No Jacket Required
Phil Collins
Phil Collins
(1986) Graceland – Paul Simon
Paul Simon
(1987) The Joshua Tree
The Joshua Tree
– U2 (1988) Faith – George Michael
George Michael
(1989) Nick of Time – Bonnie Raitt
Bonnie Raitt
(1990) Back on the Block
Back on the Block
Quincy Jones
Quincy Jones
and various artists (1991) Unforgettable... with Love Natalie Cole
Natalie Cole
(1992) Unplugged – Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton
(1993) The Bodyguard – Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston
(1994) MTV
Unplugged – Tony Bennett
Tony Bennett
(1995) Jagged Little Pill
Jagged Little Pill
Alanis Morissette
Alanis Morissette
(1996) Falling into You
Falling into You
Celine Dion
Celine Dion
(1997) Time Out of Mind – Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
(1998) The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
Lauryn Hill
Lauryn Hill
(1999) Supernatural – Santana (2000)


Two Against Nature
Two Against Nature
Steely Dan
Steely Dan
(2001) O Brother, Where Art Thou? Soundtrack (2002) Come Away with Me
Come Away with Me
Norah Jones
Norah Jones
(2003) Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
(2004) Genius Loves Company
Genius Loves Company
Ray Charles
Ray Charles
and various artists (2005) How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
– U2 (2006) Taking the Long Way
Taking the Long Way
Dixie Chicks
Dixie Chicks
(2007) River: The Joni Letters – Herbie Hancock
Herbie Hancock
(2008) Raising Sand
Raising Sand
Robert Plant
Robert Plant
& Alison Krauss
Alison Krauss
(2009) Fearless – Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift
(2010) The Suburbs
The Suburbs
Arcade Fire
Arcade Fire
(2011) 21 – Adele
(2012) Babel – Mumford & Sons (2013) Random Access Memories
Random Access Memories
Daft Punk
Daft Punk
(2014) Morning Phase
Morning Phase
(2015) 1989 – Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift
(2016) 25 – Adele
(2017) 24K Magic – Bruno Mars
Bruno Mars

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Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for Best Spoken Word Album


Stan Freberg
Stan Freberg
– The Best of the Stan Freberg
Stan Freberg
Shows (1959) Carl Sandburg
Carl Sandburg
Lincoln Portrait (1960) Robert Bialek (producer) – FDR Speaks (1961) Leonard Bernstein
Leonard Bernstein
– Humor in Music (1962) Charles Laughton
Charles Laughton
– The Story-Teller: A Session With Charles Laughton (1963) Edward Albee
Edward Albee
(playwright) – Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
(1964) That Was the Week That Was
That Was the Week That Was
Tribute to John F. Kennedy (1965) Goddard Lieberson
Goddard Lieberson
(producer) – John F. Kennedy - As We Remember Him (1966) Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
- A Reporter Remembers, Vol. I The War Years (1967) Everett Dirksen
Everett Dirksen
– Gallant Men (1968) Rod McKuen
Rod McKuen
– Lonesome Cities (1969) Art Linkletter
Art Linkletter
& Diane Linkletter – We Love You Call Collect (1970) Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr.
– Why I Oppose the War in Vietnam (1971) Les Crane
Les Crane
– Desiderata (1972) Bruce Botnick (producer) – Lenny performed by the original Broadway cast (1973) Richard Harris
Richard Harris
Jonathan Livingston Seagull (1974) Peter Cook
Peter Cook
and Dudley Moore
Dudley Moore
– Good Evening (1975) James Whitmore
James Whitmore
Give 'em Hell, Harry!
Give 'em Hell, Harry!
(1976) Henry Fonda, Helen Hayes, James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones
and Orson Welles
Orson Welles
- Great American Documents (1977) Julie Harris – The Belle of Amherst
The Belle of Amherst
(1978) Orson Welles
Orson Welles
Citizen Kane
Citizen Kane
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1979) John Gielgud
John Gielgud
– Ages of Man - Readings From Shakespeare


Pat Carroll – Gertrude Stein, Gertrude Stein, Gertrude Stein
Gertrude Stein
(1981) Orson Welles
Orson Welles
Donovan's Brain
Donovan's Brain
(1982) Tom Voegeli (producer) – Raiders of the Lost Ark
Raiders of the Lost Ark
- The Movie on Record performed by Various Artists (1983) William Warfield
William Warfield
Lincoln Portrait (1984) Ben Kingsley
Ben Kingsley
– The Words of Gandhi (1985) Mike Berniker (producer) & the original Broadway cast – Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (1986) Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Chips Moman, Ricky Nelson, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins
Carl Perkins
and Sam Phillips
Sam Phillips
– Interviews From the Class of '55 Recording Sessions (1987) Garrison Keillor
Garrison Keillor
Lake Wobegon Days (1988) Jesse Jackson
Jesse Jackson
– Speech by Rev. Jesse Jackson
Jesse Jackson
(1989) Gilda Radner
Gilda Radner
– It's Always Something (1990) George Burns
George Burns
– Gracie: A Love Story (1991) Ken Burns
Ken Burns
– The Civil War (1992) Earvin "Magic" Johnson and Robert O'Keefe – What You Can Do to Avoid AIDS (1993) Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou
On the Pulse of Morning
On the Pulse of Morning
(1994) Henry Rollins
Henry Rollins
– Get in the Van (1995) Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou
– Phenomenal Woman (1996) Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton
It Takes a Village (1997) Charles Kuralt
Charles Kuralt
– Charles Kuralt's Spring (1998) Christopher Reeve
Christopher Reeve
Still Me
Still Me
(1999) LeVar Burton
LeVar Burton
– The Autobiography of Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr.


Sidney Poitier, Rick Harris & John Runnette (producers) – The Measure of a Man: A Spiritual Autobiography (2001) Quincy Jones, Jeffrey S. Thomas, Steven Strassman (engineers) and Elisa Shokoff (producer) – Q: The Autobiography of Quincy Jones (2002) Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou
and Charles B. Potter (producer) – A Song Flung Up to Heaven / Robin Williams, Nathaniel Kunkel (engineer/mixer) and Peter Asher (producer) – Live 2002 (2003) Al Franken
Al Franken
and Paul Ruben (producer) – Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them (2004) Bill Clinton
Bill Clinton
– My Life (2005) Barack Obama
Barack Obama
Dreams from My Father
Dreams from My Father
(2006) Jimmy Carter
Jimmy Carter
– Our Endangered Values: America's Moral Crisis / Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee
Ruby Dee
- With Ossie and Ruby (2007) Barack Obama
Barack Obama
and Jacob Bronstein (producer) – The Audacity of Hope (2008) Beau Bridges, Cynthia Nixon
Cynthia Nixon
and Blair Underwood
Blair Underwood
– An Inconvenient Truth by Al Gore
Al Gore
(2009) Michael J. Fox
Michael J. Fox
– Always Looking Up (2010) Jon Stewart
Jon Stewart
– The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Jon Stewart
Presents Earth (The Audiobook) (2011) Betty White
Betty White
– If You Ask Me (And Of Course You Won't) (2012) Janis Ian
Janis Ian
– Society's Child (2013) Stephen Colbert
Stephen Colbert
– America Again: Re-becoming The Greatness We Never Weren't (2014) Joan Rivers
Joan Rivers
– Diary of a Mad Diva (2015) Jimmy Carter
Jimmy Carter
– A Full Life: Reflections at 90 (2016) Carol Burnett
Carol Burnett
– In Such Good Company: Eleven Years of Laughter, Mayhem, and Fun in the Sandbox (2017) Carrie Fisher
Carrie Fisher
The Princess Diarist
The Princess Diarist

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MusiCares Person of the Year

David Crosby
David Crosby
(1991) Bonnie Raitt
Bonnie Raitt
(1992) Natalie Cole
Natalie Cole
(1993) Gloria Estefan
Gloria Estefan
(1994) Tony Bennett
Tony Bennett
(1995) Quincy Jones
Quincy Jones
(1996) Phil Collins
Phil Collins
(1997) Luciano Pavarotti
Luciano Pavarotti
(1998) Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder
(1999) Elton John
Elton John
(2000) Paul Simon
Paul Simon
(2001) Billy Joel
Billy Joel
(2002) Bono
(2003) Sting (2004) Brian Wilson
Brian Wilson
(2005) James Taylor
James Taylor
(2006) Don Henley
Don Henley
(2007) Aretha Franklin
Aretha Franklin
(2008) Neil Diamond
Neil Diamond
(2009) Neil Young
Neil Young
(2010) Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand
(2011) Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney
(2012) Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen
(2013) Carole King
Carole King
(2014) Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
(2015) Lionel Richie
Lionel Richie
(2016) Tom Petty
Tom Petty
(2017) Fleetwood Mac
Fleetwood Mac

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Class of 2013


Heart Albert King Randy Newman Public Enemy Rush Donna Summer

Non-performers (Ahmet Ertegun Award)

Lou Adler Quincy Jones

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People who have won Academy, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Awards

listed by duration and year of completion

Competitive EGOTs

Richard Rodgers
Richard Rodgers
(1945–1962) Helen Hayes
Helen Hayes
(1932–1976) Rita Moreno
Rita Moreno
(1961–1977) John Gielgud
John Gielgud
(1961–1991) Audrey Hepburn
Audrey Hepburn
(1953–1994) Marvin Hamlisch
Marvin Hamlisch
(1973–1995) Jonathan Tunick (1977–1997) Mel Brooks
Mel Brooks
(1967–2001) Mike Nichols
Mike Nichols
(1964–2001) Whoopi Goldberg
Whoopi Goldberg
(1985–2002) Scott Rudin (1984–2012) Robert Lopez
Robert Lopez

Honorary recipients

Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand
(1963–1970) Liza Minnelli
Liza Minnelli
(1965–1990) James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones
(1969–2011) Alan Menken
Alan Menken
(1989–2012) Harry Belafonte
Harry Belafonte
(1953–2014) Quincy Jones
Quincy Jones

Book:EGOT winners

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Michael Jackson

Albums Singles Songs Videography Unreleased songs Awards Records and achievements

Studio albums

Got to Be There Ben Music & Me Forever, Michael Off the Wall Thriller




Dangerous HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book
I Invincible

Posthumous albums

Michael Xscape

Remix albums

The Original Soul of Michael Jackson The Stripped Mixes The Remix Suite

Live albums

One Night in Japan

Other albums

Farewell My Summer Love Looking Back to Yesterday Blood on the Dance Floor: HIStory
in the Mix


The Wiz E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Michael Jackson's This Is It Immortal


A Collection of Michael Jackson's Oldies The Best of Michael Jackson 18 Greatest Hits One Day in Your Life The Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson
Mix 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of Michael Jackson Love Songs Number Ones The Essential Michael Jackson King of Pop The Definitive Collection Icon Scream

Box sets

Anthology The Ultimate Collection Visionary: The Video Singles Thriller 25: Limited Japanese Single Collection 50 Best Songs – The Motown Years: Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson
& The Jackson 5 The Collection Hello World: The Motown Solo Collection

Concert tours

Bad Dangerous World Tour HIStory
World Tour This Is It


Michael Jackson's Thriller Captain EO Moonwalker Michael Jackson's Ghosts Miss Cast Away and the Island Girls Michael Jackson's This Is It Michael Jackson: The Life of an Icon Bad 25 Michael Jackson: The Last Photo Shoot Michael Jackson's Journey from Motown to Off the Wall

Video albums

Dangerous: The Short Films Video Greatest Hits – HIStory HIStory
on Film, Volume II Number Ones The One Live in Bucharest: The Dangerous Tour Michael Jackson's Vision Live at Wembley July 16, 1988


Man in the Mirror: The Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson
Story Michael Jackson's Halloween Move Like Michael Jackson "Stark Raving Dad" ( The Simpsons
The Simpsons

Video games

Michael Jackson's Moonwalker Sonic the Hedgehog 3 Space Channel 5 Ready 2 Rumble Boxing: Round 2 Space Channel 5: Part 2 Michael Jackson: The Experience Planet Michael


Moonwalk Dancing the Dream


Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever MJ & Friends Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration United We Stand: What More Can I Give Live at the Apollo Michael Forever – The Tribute Concert


Neverland Ranch Northern Songs Sony/ATV Music Publishing
Sony/ATV Music Publishing

Influence on society

Heal the World Foundation Thrill the World Thriller viral video Thriller – Live Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour Michael Jackson: One


The Jackson 5 Moonwalk Health and appearance Personal relationships 1993 child sexual abuse accusations Living with Michael Jackson People v. Jackson Death Trial of personal physician Memorial service Cover versions Thriller jacket HIStory
statue Michael Jackson-related games Quincy Jones Kenny Ortega Mesoparapylocheles Bubbles Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson
Video Vanguard Award We Are the World Mind Is the Magic: Anthem for the Las Vegas Show Never Can Say Goodbye: The Music of Michael Jackson Queen Forever Michael Forever – The Tribute Concert

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Ray Charles

Studio albums


Ray Charles
Ray Charles
(Hallelujah, I Love Her So) The Great Ray Charles Yes Indeed! Soul Brothers What'd I Say The Genius of Ray Charles The Genius Sings the Blues Soul Meeting The Genius After Hours True to Life Love & Peace Ain't It So Brother Ray Is at It Again


The Genius Hits the Road Dedicated to You Ray Charles
Ray Charles
and Betty Carter Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music, Vol. 2 Ingredients in a Recipe for Soul Sweet & Sour Tears Have a Smile with Me Together Again / Country and Western Meets Rhythm and Blues Crying Time Ray's Moods Ray Charles
Ray Charles
Invites You to Listen A Portrait of Ray I'm All Yours Baby! Doing His Thing My Kind of Jazz Love Country Style Volcanic Action of My Soul Jazz
Number II A Message From The People Through The Eyes Of Love


Renaissance My Kind of Jazz
Part 3


Wish You Were Here Tonight Do I Ever Cross Your Mind Friendship The Spirit of Christmas From the Pages of My Mind Just Between Us

Warner Bros.

Would You Believe My World Strong Love Affair

Other labels

Genius+Soul = Jazz Porgy and Bess Thanks for Bringing Love Around Again Genius Loves Company

Posthumous studio creations

Genius & Friends Ray Sings, Basie Swings Rare Genius

Live albums

Ray Charles
Ray Charles
at Newport Ray Charles
Ray Charles
in Person Live in Concert Ray Charles
Ray Charles

Notable compilations

Do the Twist! with Ray Charles Ray Charles
Ray Charles
Greatest Hits A Man and His Soul The Best of Ray Charles Anthology The Birth of Soul Genius and Soul Ray Charles
Ray Charles
in Concert

Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 Singles

" What'd I Say
What'd I Say
" " Georgia on My Mind
Georgia on My Mind
" "Hit the Road Jack" "One Mint Julep" "Unchain My Heart" " I Can't Stop Loving You
I Can't Stop Loving You
" "You Don't Know Me" "You Are My Sunshine" "Busted" "Take These Chains from My Heart" "Crying Time"

Other Billboard Charts #1 singles

"I Got a Woman" "A Fool for You" "Mary Ann" "Drown in My Own Tears" "Together Again" "Let's Go Get Stoned" "Seven Spanish Angels" "I'll Be Good to You"

Grammy Awarded Works (not included above)

"Let The Good Times Roll" "Living for the City" "A Song for You" " Heaven Help Us All
Heaven Help Us All
" "Here We Go Again"

See also

Discography David "Fathead" Newman Fathead / Ray Charles
Ray Charles
Sextet Hank Crawford The Raelettes Ray (soundtrack) Quincy Jones The Blues Brothers Here We Go Again: Celebrating the Genius of Ray Charles Tribute to Uncle Ray "Confession Blues" Diet Pepsi

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