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➤ Modern pop: godlike Quincy Jones tells it like it is

Quincy Jones, Vulture, inteerview, pop music, frankness

Multi-talented Quincy Jones photographed for Vulture by Art Streiber

➢ BBC Music’s rolling news site is updated live throughout the week – today it reports Quincy Jones saying The Beatles were the “worst musicians in the world”

HERE’S ONE OF THE MOST exhilarating interviews you’re ever likely to read with a godlike genius of the American music industry who has won 28 Grammy awards and co-produced Michael Jackson’s biggest-selling albums. The Beatles aren’t the only stars to receive blunt verdicts today from Quincy Jones. But then he did train under the celebrated Nadia Boulanger who during seven decades taught hundreds of leading composers and musicians of the 20th century at the elite Paris Conservatoire, so he does know his stuff. Jones also reckons Jacko “stole lots of songs” and claims to know who shot JFK in 1963. Jones is about to turn 85, so what does he have to lose? Read his eye-poppingly frank revelations in a Q&A interview with Vulture, the culture and entertainment site from New York magazine. He does also pay respec’ to six young stars “doing good work”.

➢ Read Quincy Jones’s full wacko interview at Vulture, 8 Feb 2018

OTHER HEADLINES AT BBC MUSIC TODAY:

Zayn Malik tells Elle India that he has recorded a tune in Hindi for a forthcoming Bollywood movie. Bradford-born Zayn is the son of a British Pakistani father and English mother who converted to Islam when they married.
The Libertines to headline Kendal Calling, 26-29 July.
Kylie to play two intimate shows in March in London and Manchester.
Spice Girls ‘to kick off world tour in UK this summer’.

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2010 ➤ Index of posts for July-Aug

Kylie Minogue, Heaven,London,live,All The Lovers

All The Lovers, live: photograph © Christie Goodwin

➢ A big wink to i-D on its 30th birthday

➢ For one year only, £75m deal reunites Take That dormice with mega-millionaire Robbie Williams

➢ Kylie dazzles London with laser-love

➢ Cheers to Peter and Chris – two nice unassuming radio listeners (among the many) who clinched the rescue of 6Music

➢ Vince Clarke on how to make the perfect pop song

Save 6Music, 6Music, BBC, demonstration, Alison Gibbs

Too, too British: Save 6Music demonstrators outside Broadcasting House. Picture © Alison Gibbs

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