On this day in 1933, Quincy Jones was born in Chicago

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FILE - Music producer Quincy Jones poses for a portrait to promote his documentary "Quincy" during the Toronto Film Festival on Sept. 7, 2018, in Toronto. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
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Quincy Jones was born on March 14, 1933, in Chicago. With an impressive tally of 28 Grammy Awards, Jones rose to prominence in the 1950s as a trumpeter in Lionel Hampton’s band.

His career saw collaborations with music luminaries such as Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, and Ella Fitzgerald. As a producer, Jones played a pivotal role in shaping the monumental albums of Michael Jackson, including Off the Wall, Bad, and Thriller, each standing as some of the best-selling records in history.

Beyond his musical achievements, Jones’s influence extends into film and television, where he has made significant contributions as a composer and producer.

Happy 91st birthday to Quincy Jones.


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