quincy.jones_.79.4x3Quincy Jones, the famed producer and composer of such classics of jazz like The Soul Boosanova, turns 80 today. In fact, as he shares the exact same birthday as famed actor and friend Michael Caine, the two celebrated in Las Vegas earlier this week.

Mr. Jones has a record 79 Grammy Award nominations, has won 27 Grammys, and has a Grammy Legend Award, given in 1991. Quincy Jones is tied with sound designer Willie D. Burton for the African American with the most Oscar nominations.

While Quincy Jones is best known to me for the The Soul Bossa Nova (1962)…

To many, he’s best known for producing Michael Jackson’s Thriller. This video is about the Making of Thriller:

And here’s Thriller:

And who can forget We Are The World:

Overall, Quincy Jones has produced 44 titles, and executive produced TV shows like MADtv.

Current, Mr. Jones is working on a documentary called Keep on Keepin’ On, about 91-year-old Clark Terry, a man who played in the Duke Ellington and Count Basie bands.

Stay tuned.

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