|Rock & Roll Hall of Famer|
Inducted in: 2013
Inducted by: Oprah Winfrey
Inducted into Rock Hall Revisited in 1994 (ranked #8 in the Non-Performers - Producers/Engineers category) .
Quincy Jones @ Wikipedia
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How would Quincy Jones be inducted? Non-Performers category?
Posted by Roy on Monday, 03.10.08 @ 09:40am
The name "Quincy Jones" sold records...especially the 80's, although "Soul Bossa Nova" (from the 60's) is the theme song to Austin Powers and he did a lot of theme music for TV shows, etc...
Posted by Terry on Monday, 03.10.08 @ 20:23pm
Yes, an amazing snub. I've had him listed on my own snubbed page for years. But then again, think about how long it took them to induct Gamble & Huff. Certainly, Quincy belongs, but who knows what the ignorant's at the Nominating Committee are thinking of.
Posted by Tom Lane on Saturday, 03.15.08 @ 14:47pm
He deserves in as a producer, at the very least.
Posted by Liam on Tuesday, 04.1.08 @ 07:40am
Too 80's !!! Quincy was making and producing music way before "Thriller". Check Wikipedia or All Music Guide. Do you remember the theme from "Sanford and Son" ???
Posted by Joe-Skee on Tuesday, 04.1.08 @ 13:23pm
Whatever. I was basically meaning that his sound is too radically different to the comfy little niche that the Hall has developed (aka "60s!!! 60s!!!We love the 60s!!!)
Posted by Liam on Tuesday, 04.1.08 @ 13:26pm
The main reason Q isn't in is the Hall because when asked to give the speech inducting Neshui Ertegun, he gave a drunken rant that was mostly about himself and rarely about the inductee he was there to present.
Posted by Jeff W. on Wednesday, 07.30.08 @ 23:24pm
Had no idea that was the case here. By all means let's keep a man out who worked w/ everyone from Jackson to FRANK SINATRA!!! Actually that's what they might be fearing... that letting Quincy in might open the doors for some non-rock performers. Of course now that Madonna's in...
Posted by Cheesecrop on Thursday, 07.31.08 @ 06:06am
I'll tell you what. In the interest of fairness, let's have Cole Porter explain the rock universe to us (after all, he is an outsider):
Posted by Cheesecrop on Thursday, 07.31.08 @ 06:24am
"Of course we are letting in non-rock performers now"
Posted by The_Claw on Thursday, 07.31.08 @ 07:22am
So now we read that Quincy Jones can't get in because Wenner doesn't like the idea of him starting VIBE magazine? This is ridiculous from several standards. RS has a built-in audience that has followed the mag for yrs prior to Vibe. Of course had Wenner kept his ear to the ground hip-hop wise and covered it a little better, he may have kept the R & B audience that Vibe now has. Losing the young African-American audience hasn't apparently hurt Wenner's revenue streams, though I've no doubt he'd like to have as many subscribers as he could. There's simply no logic behind this. I believe I'm right in saying that Dave Marsh once wrote for Creem mag. in the 60's? If that's the case, what's he doing on the nominating committee? Creem was an actual threat to RS right at their moment of inception.
Posted by Cheesecrop on Saturday, 09.27.08 @ 18:33pm
I still can't forgive old Quincy Jones for "We Are the World." Every time that song comes on the radio I wish i had a hammer nearby. Just one of my few pet peeves I guess
Posted by Keebord on Friday, 07.3.09 @ 16:32pm
I'm not sure... He did produce Thriller but his music is a much more calm Jazz sound.
Posted by GFW on Sunday, 08.1.10 @ 09:05am
YOU PEOPLE HAVE NO IDEA WHAT YOU ARE TALKIN ABOUT! DO YOU EVEN KNOW QUICNCY JONES?!
Posted by Ostee on Friday, 04.22.11 @ 05:07am
NON-PERFORMERS FOR INDUCTION
Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 05.18.11 @ 07:04am
I am shocked he is not in!!!
Posted by Happy on Thursday, 03.22.12 @ 21:49pm
I was shocked but now I am numb he is not in.
Posted by Happy on Saturday, 03.31.12 @ 00:36am
Why is it so hard to find a speaker for Quincy Jones? Usher is performing for Quincy Jones. Lionel Richie should give the speech. I think something big is being planned.
Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 03.26.13 @ 10:17am
I have a feeling Jann Wenner is going to give the induction speech for Quincy Jones.
Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 04.2.13 @ 11:28am
It would make lots of sense if Jann Wenner gave the induction speech for Quincy Jones
Posted by Roy on Thursday, 04.4.13 @ 06:05am
Three days until the ceremony and still no word on who is presenting Quincy Jones. It's starting to look more and more like Jann Wenner.
Posted by Roy on Monday, 04.15.13 @ 07:52am
Still no word on who is inducting Quincy Jones. If Usher is performing, then it could be him, but the Rock Hall and Rolling Stone have not made it clear. That could only mean it's going to be Jann Wenner himself who presents Quincy Jones, or surprise, it's Janet Jackson or Lionel Richie.
Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 04.17.13 @ 23:33pm
Usher and Will Lee of David Letterman band to induct Quincy Jones?
Posted by Roy on Thursday, 04.18.13 @ 05:14am
I guess we are really going to have to wait for the ceremony to see who inducts Quincy Jones.
Posted by Roy on Thursday, 04.18.13 @ 14:54pm
Oprah Winfrey for Quincy Jones!
Posted by Roy on Friday, 04.19.13 @ 00:36am
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