Quincy Jones proves he’s still got knowledge for days!
I grew up in a household where good music was revered. On pay days, after our bills were handled, my father would take me and my brother to the record store to buy albums. My father would buy the best of the best: Teddy Pendergrass, The O’Jays, Bobby Womack. My brother and I developed our own taste for music: Prince, Michael Jackson, A Tribe Called Quest.
I remembered times in my life when I purchased music instead of clothes, music instead of food, and music instead of getting my hair done.
So, it was no wonder that I could appreciate a discussion with Quincy Jones when I attended Miami’s NATPE conference.
Quincy Jones, the man who has won twenty-seven Grammys and has had seventy-nine nominations;
Quincy Jones, the man who has scored thirty-four movies and fourteen TV shows; Quincy Jones, who produced Michael Jackson’s Thriller, which happens to be the greatest selling album of all time; Quincy Jones, who in 1985 produced “We Are The World.” Yes, the biggest selling single of all time. That Quincy Jones had stopped by in Miami to have a discussion. And, thankfully, I was in the audience.
I compiled 5 Gems of Wisdom from Music Giant Quincy Jones because he shared with us during the presentation. He shared stories like how Frank Sinatra is his son’s godfather. As Quincy told it, when QDIII was born Sinatra had some bonds delivered to their home to pay for all of the young Jones’s college tuition. I listened to that story and thought, “What a godparent!”
The super producer beamed with pride as he discussed his children, particularly his daughter Rashida who is not only an actress but a respected screenwriter currently penning the screenplay for Toy Story 4. When having a proud Dad moment discussing Rashida he exclaimed, “Rashida’s on fire!” We all need more proud Dad moments in our lives.
This podcast is about what you can learn from a giant like Quincy Jones. How did he do what he’s done? How did he succeed? What were his experiences? Quincy Jones gave me more than five gems but I’ve included the top five in this podcast. Enjoy.
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