To the younger generation, Quincy Jones’ musical career really only began when he plucked a shy, skinny kid on the set on The Wiz named Michael Jackson and helped steer him towards megastardom. If this belief is true, that is a tragic error in thinking, because the man known as “Q” may have accomplished more as a songwriter, producer, singer, so
undtrack creator, score producer before he met the King of Pop than after.
Everything Quincy Jones has seemingly touched has turned to gold. But not just gold that he was able to profit from, but he willingly shared this gift with the world.
— terry shropshire