Quincy Jones is born in Chicago.
Quincy Jones becomes a vice- president at Mercury Records. He is the first African- American to become a vice- president of a white- owned record label.
Quincy Jones wins a Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Arrangement for the song "I Can't Stop Loving You" by Count Basie.
Sidney Lumet's film "The Pawnbroker" is released in the U.S. Quincy Jones wrote the score for the original movie. It is the first of 33 motion- picture scores he has written.
"For the Love of Ivy," from the film of the same name, is nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song. It was written by Quincy Jones, with lyrics by Bob Russell.
Michael Jackson releases "Off the Wall." The album was produced by Quincy Jones and goes on to sell more than 20 million copies.
Quincy Jones releases "The Dude." The album wins three Grammy Awards.
Michael Jackson's "Thriller" is released. The album was produced by Quincy Jones. It has sold more than 110 million copies and is the best- selling album of all time.
"We Are the World" is released. The single was produced by Quincy Jones. The song helps fight famine in Africa.
Steven Spielberg's "The Color Purple" is released. Quincy Jones is one of the film's producers.
Michael Jackson's "Bad" is released. The album was produced by Quincy Jones.
"Listen Up: The Lives of Quincy Jones" is released. The film is a biography of Quincy Jones.
Quincy Jones wins a Grammy Legend Award. His Album "Back on Black" wins seven grammys, including Album of the Year.
Quincy Jones receives the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the Academy Awards.
Quincy Jones releases "Q's Jook Joint." It will be nominated for seven Grammy Awards.
"Q: The Autobiography of Quincy Jones" is published.
Quincy jones received the George and Ira Gershwin Award for Lifetime Musical Achievement from UCLA.
Quincy Jones received a Humanitarian Award at the BET Awards Show.