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2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Quincy Jones

Quincy Jones

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  • Year:
    2013
  • Inducted by:
    Oprah Winfrey
  • Category:
    Ahmet Ertegun Award
Quincy Jones

Hall of Fame Essay

2013

Ashley Kahn

Fortunate is the man who recognizes his calling when it first comes to him. Fortunate are we that that man is Quincy Jones. 

In his humble-roots-to-starry-heights memoir - he describes breaking into a military armory’s recreation center, outside of Seattle, in 1944, when he was 11. He was hungry and searching for food when he stumbled on a piano.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Program Cover 2013
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2013 Inductee Quincy Jones

He always is soaring ahead and doesn’t like to look backwards

Oprah Winfrey

Photography: Kevin Mazur, WireImage

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