Another one of my musical inspirations is Quincy Jones. “Q”(a nick named coined by Frank Sinatra) is living “music history”. He’s worked with every major musical performing artist in some capacity from the 1950’s to the present.
He’s been apart of every major evolution in popular music. He wrote the arrangement that made “Fly Me To The Moon” famous. He produced the number #1 Album of all times, Thriller. And he co-produced “We are the World”, the first single to ever be certified as multi-platinum. It’s a fascinating thing to look him up and see what he has been involved in over the past 60 years…. A living and breathing “music history”
I appreciate his efforts to raise money for the people of Haiti. I was watching the video today and it’s a very interesting thing to see what has happened in music over the past 25 years since “We are the World” was first released. Rap music was in its infant stage and now it’s as popular as jazz was when Quincy Jones starting to learn how to play music. Michael Jackson was the most popular artist at the time and now Lil’ Wayne is one of the most popular artists of this time. The implication of this reality is very interesting. I don’t know how I feel about that.
Let me know what you think.
Check out both of the “We Are The World” videos. Also, please responsibly give to help our brothers and sisters in Haiti.