Happy Birthday: Quincy Jones

WILDsound Writing and Film Festival Review

Quincy Jones.jpgQuincy Jones

Born: March 14, 1933 in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Married to:
Peggy Lipton (14 September 1974 – 1990) (divorced) (2 children)
Ulla Andersson (17 October 1968 – 13 September 1974) (divorced) (2 children)
Jeri Caldwell (1957 – 1966) (divorced) (1 child)

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.

[on Jack Nicholson] Jack had a great sense of humor. He still does. He’s crazy and a beautiful guy. I always think it’s nice when somebody who’s paid his dues, like Jack, makes it. But he hasn’t really changed much.

When I was studying with Nadia Boulanger, the legendary composer and teacher, in Paris, she used to say “Your music can never be…

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