Legendary Quincy Jones Interview (vulture.com)

I would imagine most community members are familiar with the work of Quincy Jones, if not I'd suggest checking him out as he is one of the greatest record producers. This is a very candid interview where he doesn't hold back and a great read as a result for example on Michael Jackson he says....

I hate to get into this publicly, but Michael stole a lot of stuff. He stole a lot of songs. [Donna Summer’s]State of IndependenceOriginally written by Vangelis and longtime Yes front man Jon Anderson, “State of Independence” was recorded by Donna Summer in 1982. Jones produced Summer’s version, Michael Jackson helped out on backing vocals, and the song’s central riff does sound awfully similar (albeit faster) to the iconic bass riff on Jackson’s hit single “Billie Jean.” It should also be noted that, last year, Jones won a lawsuit over a royalties dispute against Jackson’s estate. ”and“Billie Jean.” The notes don’t lie, man. He was as Machiavellian as they come.

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