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Grammy Awards: Miley Cyrus, Lorde play pre-Grammys Clive Davis gala [PHOTOS]

Grammy Awards: Miley Cyrus, Lorde play pre-Grammys Clive Davis gala [PHOTOS]

Jan. 26 (UPI) -- The iconic mogul's annual gala drew a cavalcade of stars headed for Sunday night's Grammys.
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Quincy Jones sues over Michael Jackson profits

Quincy Jones sues over Michael Jackson profits

HOLLYWOOD, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- U.S. music producer Quincy Jones filed a $10 million breach-of-contract lawsuit for the re-mix and use of Michael Jackson songs after the singer's death.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, March 14, 2013.
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Quincy Jones, Michael Caine plan joint 80th birthday bash in Las Vegas

Quincy Jones, Michael Caine plan joint 80th birthday bash in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Longtime friends Quincy Jones and Michael Caine will celebrate their 80th birthday with a charity fundraiser in Las Vegas this spring, organizers said.

Montreux Jazz Festival Claude Nobs dies

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Claude Nobs, the founder of the Montreux Jazz Festival held in Switzerland, has died from a cross-country skiing accident, festival organizers said. He was 76.
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Heart, Rush set for Rock Hall of Fame induction

Heart, Rush set for Rock Hall of Fame induction

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Heart, Albert King, Randy Newman, Public Enemy, Rush and Donna Summer will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during a Los Angeles ceremony.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, March 14, 2012.
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Jackson honored outside Grauman's

Jackson honored outside Grauman's

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Michael Jackson's three children took part in a celebration honoring the late pop star outside Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.

Study finds Detroit food choices poor

DETROIT, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Nine out of 10 food stores in Detroit are liquor stores and the convenience shops known locally as party stores, a report says.
Stars line up for Jones tribute album

Stars line up for Jones tribute album

LOS ANGELES, March 12 (UPI) -- Usher, Ludacris, Akon, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Hudson and Mary J. Blige are among the artists contributing to an album honoring U.S. music producer Quincy Jones.
'We Are the World' remake in the works

'We Are the World' remake in the works

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Quincy Jones and Lionel Richie are signing up artists in Los Angeles for a remake of the charity anthem "We Are the World," The Hollywood Reporter said.
Quincy Jones: Michael's music will go on

Quincy Jones: Michael's music will go on

CHICAGO, July 6 (UPI) -- Michael Jackson's music will live on, the U.S. pop icon's longtime friend and collaborator, producer Quincy Jones, wrote in a tribute to Jackson Sunday.
Quincy Jones vows to revive Vibe

Quincy Jones vows to revive Vibe

NEW YORK, July 1 (UPI) -- Music producer Quincy Jones says he won't let Vibe, the music magazine he co-founded, fold despite an announcement it was ceasing publication.
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Quincy Delightt Jones, Jr. (born March 14, 1933) is an American record producer and musician. A conductor, musical arranger, film composer, television producer, and trumpeter. His career spans five decades in the entertainment industry and a record 79 Grammy Award nominations, 27 Grammys, including a Grammy Legend Award in 1991. He is particularly recognized as the producer of the album Thriller, by pop icon Michael Jackson, which has sold more than 110 million copies worldwide, and as the producer and conductor of the charity song “We Are the World”. He has also done production work on the new Jay-Z/ Kanye West collaborative album , Watch the Throne.

In 1968, Jones and his songwriting partner Bob Russell became the first African Americans to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song The Eyes of Love from the Universal Pictures film Banning (film). That same year, he became the first African American to be nominated twice within the same year when he was nominated for Best Original Score for his work on the music of the 1967 film In Cold Blood. In 1971, Jones would receive the honor of becoming the first African American to be named musical director/conductor of the Academy Awards ceremony. He was the first African American to win the Academy's Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, in 1995. He is tied with sound designer Willie D. Burton as the most Oscar-nominated African American, each of them having seven nominations. At the 2008 BET Awards, Quincy Jones was presented with the Humanitarian Award. He was played by Larenz Tate in the 2004 biopic about Ray Charles, Ray.

Jones was born in Chicago, the oldest son of Sarah Frances (née Wells), an apartment complex manager and bank executive who suffered from schizophrenia, and Quincy Delightt Jones, Sr., a semi-professional baseball player and carpenter. Jones discovered music in grade school at Raymond Elementary School on Chicago's South Side and took up the trumpet. When he was 10, his family moved to Bremerton, Washington and he attended Seattle's Garfield High School. It was in Seattle that Jones first met a 17-year-old Ray Charles. He then attended Somerset Academy.

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