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QUINCY JONES was born in Chicago, Illinois on 14 March, 1933. QUINCY JONES released Twenty nine albums from 1970 till 2010. The first album QUINCY JONES released in the seventies is 'Cactus Flower' on BELL Records. Other albums that QUINCY JONES recorded are 'The Dude', 'Back On The Block', 'Soul Bossa Nostra', 'Gula Matan'. One hundred and sixty two albums of QUINCY JONES reached the billboard Top Contemporary Jazz Albums chart. The highest charted album was 'Back On The Block' from 1990. This album debuted in 1990 on the Top Contemporary Jazz Albums chart and reached number 1 and lasts 0 weeks on this chart. Other charted albums are `Back On The Block' #1 (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums) and `Body Heat' #1 (Jazz Albums) and `From Q With Love' #1 (Top Contemporary Jazz Albums) and `I Heard That!!' #1 (Jazz Albums) and `Mellow Madness' #1 (Jazz Albums) and `Q s Jook Joint' #1 (Top Contemporary Jazz Albums) and `Q's Jook Joint' #1 (Top Contemporary Jazz Albums) and `Smackwater Jack' #1 (Jazz Albums) and `Sounds...And Stuff Like That!!' #1 (Jazz Albums) and `You've Got It Bad Girl' #1 (Jazz Albums) and `Body Heat' #1 (Top R&B Albums) and `Back On The Block' #1 (Top R&B Albums) and `Basie' #10 (Top Jazz Albums) and `Q's Jook Joint' #10 (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums) and `The Dude' #10 (Pop Albums) and `Big Band Bossa Nova' #11 (Pop Albums) and `Smackwater Jack' #11 (Black Albums) and `Ndeda' #12 (Jazz Albums) and `The Best' #12 (Pop Albums) and `You've Got It Bad Girl' #14 (Black Albums) and `In The Heat Of The Night' #15 (Pop Albums) and `Sounds...And Stuff Like That!!' #15 (Pop Albums) and `Gula Matari' #16 (Black Albums) and `I Heard That!!' #16 (Black Albums) and `Mellow Madness' #16 (Pop Albums) and `Ndeda' #17 (Pop Albums) and `The Best' #17 (Jazz Albums) and `Gula Matari' #2 (Jazz Albums) and `Walking In Space' #2 (Jazz Albums) and `Roots' #21 (Pop Albums) and `The Birth Of A Band' #21 (Top Jazz Albums) and `The Great Wide World Of Quincy Jones-Live' #24 (Top Jazz Albums) and `Mellow Madness' #3 (Black Albums) and `The Dude' #3 (Jazz Albums) and `Mellow Madness' #3 (Top R&B Albums) and `The Dude' #3 (Top R&B Albums) and `From Q With Love' #31 (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums) and `Q s Jook Joint' #32 (The Billboard 200) and `Roots' #4 (Jazz Albums) and `Sounds...And Stuff Like That!!' #4 (Black Albums) and `I Heard That!!' #43 (Pop Albums) and `The Best' #45 (Black Albums) and `Smackwater Jack' #56 (Pop Albums) and `Walking In Space' #56 (Pop Albums) and `Body Heat' #6 (Pop Albums) and `Q s Jook Joint' #6 (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums) and `Roots' #6 (Black Albums) and `Walking In Space' #6 (Black Albums) and `Roots' #6 (Top R&B Albums) and `Gula Matari' #63 (Pop Albums) and `From Q With Love' #72 (The Billboard 200) and `Back On The Block' #9 (The Billboard 200) and `You've Got It Bad Girl' #94 (Pop Albums) From 1970 till 2000 QUINCY JONES released also twenty nine singles. The first single QUINCY JONES released in the seventies is 'Killer Joe' on Records. Other released tracks are 'Al No Corrida (1981 / 12 INCH GOLD)', 'Betcha Wouldn't Hurt Me (1981 / A&M)', 'I'll Be Good To You (1989 / )', 'Listen Up (1990 / QWEST)'.

Quincy Delight Jones II (born March 14, 1933 in Chicago, Illinois) is an African-American record, television and film producer, musician and songwriter. Jones is especially well known for his work with Michael Jackson as the producer of Jackson's most famous albums (Off the Wall, Thriller, Bad).

Career

Jones got his start playing along with the slightly older Ray Charles in the jazz clubs of what is now known as the Pioneer Square district of Seattle, Washington. He got his first break as a trumpeter for the Lionel Hampton Orchestra in 1951. Throughout the 1950s, he became a skilled arranger and led many small bands.

In 1957, he began a career as a record producer at Barclay Records in Paris, France where he also performed at the famous Paris Olympia.

1960s

In 1960, he was hired by Mercury Records as the first black vice president of a major record label. When jazz became less popular, he was asked to produce some pop singles; his first was the hit It's My Party by Lesley Gore.

In 1962 he wrote Soul Bossa Nova, an easy listening tune which became famous decades later as the Austin Powers Theme.

He moved to Los Angeles in the mid-1960s where he began writing film scores. Jones scored many films, including In Cold Blood, The Pawnbroker, In the Eyes of Love, and Mirage.

He has also composed several television theme songs, for shows such as Ironside (which featured the early use of a synthesizer), and Sanford and Son.

In 1969, he recorded Walking In Space, an early jazz fusion record.

1970s

During the 1970s Quincy began producing more pop and less jazz. This drew criticism that he was "selling out".

In 1971, he composed the theme to the NBC Wednesday Mystery Movie.

In 1977, Sidney Lumet asked Jones to score The Wiz, an updated Wizard of Oz. It was there that he met Michael Jackson and they soon agreed that Jones would produce Jackson's solo albums.

Other accomplishments

Jones also produced the "We Are The World" single in the mid 1980s.

In 1989 Jones produced "Back On The Block", which included stars Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, George Benson, Ella Fitzgerald, and Sarah Vaughan, as well as Big Daddy Kane and other hip-hop stars.

His television production credits include The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, and his film production credits include The Color Purple. He has won 26 Grammy Awards and received Kennedy Center Honors in 2001.

Jones is also the owner of VIBE magazine, the most popular hip-hop/R&B monthly magazine in the United States.

Personal life

Jones married Jeri Caldwell (1957 - 1966), model Ulla Anderson (1967 - 1974), and actress Peggy Lipton (1974 - 1990). He lived with actress Nastassja Kinski from 1991 until 1997. He has seven children. One of his daughters with Pegatha Lipton is actress Rashida Jones.

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