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Quincy Jones Timeline


1933

Quincy Jones is born in Chicago.

1961

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.

1964

Quincy Jones wins a Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Arrangement for the song "I Can't Stop Loving You" by Count Basie.

1965

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.

1968

"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.

1979

Michael Jackson releases "Off the Wall." The album was produced by Quincy Jones and goes on to sell more than 20 million copies.

1981

Quincy Jones releases "The Dude." The album wins three Grammy Awards.

1982

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.

1985

"We Are the World" is released. The single was produced by Quincy Jones. The song helps fight famine in Africa.

1985

Steven Spielberg's "The Color Purple" is released. Quincy Jones is one of the film's producers.

1987

Michael Jackson's "Bad" is released. The album was produced by Quincy Jones.

1990

"Listen Up: The Lives of Quincy Jones" is released. The film is a biography of Quincy Jones.

1991

Quincy Jones wins a Grammy Legend Award. His Album "Back on Black" wins seven grammys, including Album of the Year.

1995

Quincy Jones receives the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the Academy Awards.

1995

Quincy Jones releases "Q's Jook Joint." It will be nominated for seven Grammy Awards.

2001

"Q: The Autobiography of Quincy Jones" is published.

2007

Quincy jones received the George and Ira Gershwin Award for Lifetime Musical Achievement from UCLA.

2008

Quincy Jones received a Humanitarian Award at the BET Awards Show.

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