Quincy Jones is not taking any chances. Last week, the 77-year-old, who has two titanium knees and a hearing aid that whistles when he speaks, was at Sweden's Karolinska Institute, where 14 of "the best doctors in the world" spent six days giving him his annual checkup. Craniology, urology, everything," he says. From bebop right through to hip-hop, there's nobody left alive who has done more for American music than Quincy Delight Jones Jr. And that can have its down sides. I've lost 174 people in four years," he says. Mix that with Billie Jean and Wanna Be Startin' Something, and you have a serious album.
Thriller was the second Michael Jackson album produced by Quincy Jones. Jackson reunited with Off the Wall producer Quincy Jones to record his sixth studio album, his second under the Epic label. They worked together on 30 songs, nine of which were included on the album. 15 in 2017 dollars) Music and lyrics.
In both music and manner, Quincy Jones has always registered - from afar, anyway - as smooth, sophisticated, and impeccably well-connected. That’s what earning 28 Grammy awards and co-producing Michael Jackson’s biggest-selling albums will d. But in person, the 84-year-old music-industry macher is far spikier and more complicated. I know too much, man. What’s something you wish you didn’t know? Who killed Kennedy. Jones may not have worked on Thriller for money, but co-producing the album (with Jackson) presumably made him a ton of it: The 1982 album is widely reported to be the biggest-selling LP of all time, having sold somewhere north of 66 million copies. The French film composer won an Oscar for his score for 2015’s The Grand Budapest Hotel and his been nominated an additional eight times.
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Still, Quincy Jones notes that there was some resistance to the interracial romance implied by the song. Radio didn’t like the idea of Paul and Michael fighting over the same girl, and some stations wouldn’t play it, he says. Jackson’s instincts proved correct – the song made it to Number Two on the pop charts and all the way to Number One on the R&B singles chart. Not only was it the first time a Beatle topped the R&B list, but the song that it knocked out of that slot was Sexual Healing, the comeback smash by Jackson’s old Motown labelmate Marvin Gaye. The final additions to the Thriller lineup revealed the tactical thinking of Jackson and Jones. The singer was setting out to make the biggest album in history. As Jones would put it, To penetrate, you have to go for the throat in four, five, six different areas: rock, AC, R&B, soul.
Quincy Jones nicknamed him "Smelly". This was during their time on The Wiz. I used to call Michael 'Smelly', because he wouldn’t say ‘funky’. In addition to enlisting Jones to produce the 1979 blockbuster album Off the Wall, the songwriters who helped him on the record included none other than Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder. 24. Unlike many of his peers, Jackson hated singing from a sheet. While recording Off the Wall, he spent the evenings learning lyrics and harmonies, and would arrive at the studio the next day singing them off by heart. 25. Prince visited him during the Off the Wall sessions. Jackson wrote this track after his mum asked him to write something with a shuffling kind of rhythm. 46. Man in the Mirror is one of the few music videos he is hardly in. Other than appearing at the end standing in a crowd, the video is a montage of major events and historical figures.