Quincy Jones on the Secret Michael Jackson and the Problem With Modern Pop
Written by megarock on February 8, 2018
One of the most successful producers of all times is Quincy Jones, most notably his work with Michael Jackson. We are reposting an interview with Quincy from Vulture .com in which he states when asked about his thoughts on The Beatles:
“..they were the worst musicians in the world. They were no-playing motherfuckers. Paul was the worst bass player I ever heard. And Ringo? Don’t even talk about it. I remember once we were in the studio with George Martin, and Ringo had taken three hours for a four-bar thing he was trying to fix on a song. He couldn’t get it. We said, “Mate, why don’t you get some lager and lime, some shepherd’s pie, and take an hour-and-a-half and relax a little bit.” So he did, and we called Ronnie Verrell, a jazz drummer. Ronnie came in for 15 minutes and tore it up. Ringo comes back and says, “George, can you play it back for me one more time?” So George did, and Ringo says, “That didn’t sound so bad.” And I said, “Yeah, motherfucker because it ain’t you.” Great guy, though.”
Here’s the story. We’d like to hear your thoughts after you’ve read it.
Currently in the midst of an extended victory lap ahead of his turning 85 in March, the music legend talks like he has nothing to lose.
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