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Quincy Jones - The Dude

Quincy Jones - The Dude

From the poorest beginnings in Chicago to one of the greatest music producers of our life-time who's work lit up my dance floors as a DJ (Michael Jackson), helped my record company career (Donna Summer) and inspired me to work in music. 

In 2006 I met him in person at LAX Airport - we shared a joke and a laugh. A great man. If ever there was a Dude !! Don't take my word for it check this and try to read his Autobiography - The all-time most nominated Grammy artist, with a total of 76 nominations and 26 awards, Quincy Jones has also received an Emmy Award, seven Oscar nominations, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. His life and career were chronicled in 1990 in the critically acclaimed Warner Bros. film Listen Up: The Lives of Quincy Jones. In 2001, he published Q: The Autobiography of Quincy Jones.

Suzanne Jeoffroy and I saw the Secret Garden song performed live in LA in 1990 when attending the Soul Bowl Awards courtesy of Atlantic Records after breaking En Vogue in the UK so that they could launch the girls career in the USA with a hit record "Hold On". Sylvia Rhone flew us into LA as a thank you and I saw the Master - Quincy Jones receive his Heritage Award and perform his "Secret Garden" with as Quincy Jones feat. Al B. Sure!, James Ingram, El DeBarge, & Barry White - The SecretGarden (Sweet Seduction Suite)

1990 - 4th Annual Soul Train Music Awards

Wednesday, March 14, 1990 at the
Shrine Auditorium - Los Angeles, CA



Dionne Warwick, Patti LaBelle, Luther Vandross

Special Award Recipients:

THE 1990 HERITAGE AWARD - for outstanding career achievements
in the field of entertainment:


THE 1990 SAMMY DAVIS JR. AWARD - "As Entertainer of the Year"
for outstanding achievements in the field of entertainment during 1989


 Musical Performances By:

Regina Belle, Big Daddy Kane, Bobby Brown, Tevin Campbell, El Debarge, James Ingram, Milli Vanilli, Teddy Riley, Soul II Soul, Al B Sure, Jody Watley, Barry White, The Winans, Dionne Warwick, Luther Vandross, Patti LaBelle, Stevie Wonder, The Popcorn Kids Choir

 Celebrity Presenters of Awards:

New Edition, Young M.C., Rick Dees, The Pointer Sisters, Calloway, Bebe & Cece Winans, Stacy Lattisaw, Eric Gable, David Peaston, Marla Gibbs, Surface, Antonio "L.A." Reid, Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, Paula Abdul, Lisa Stansfield, Heavy D & The Boyz, Troop Larry Blackmon, Carole Gist (Miss USA), Stevie Wonder, Anita Baker, Kenny G, Guy, Deniece Williams, Michael Bolton, Tone Loc, Edwin Hawkins

Eddie Gordon

"Eddie Gordon - the career of a new Millennium, innovative, forward thinking mind that has shaped the way music is presented to millions of people the world over with his visionary attitude to life's changes and the reason why music is so influential in all of our lives from the cradle to the grave."
Gabor Szanto - Budapest

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