Yes, Mi Irieites,
Just a quick one before my day runs out. Today, March 14th 2013, the legendary Quincy Jones, turns 80.
Quincy Jones has had several decades of success in the entertainment business is a man who I could honestly say, had the “Midas touch.” Virtually everything that he had a hand in turned to gold. But in my opinion the most noted for me is the production he displayed on the “Thriller” album of Michael Jackson, which has now surpassed 110,000,000 copies world wide.
I was fortunate to have read the autobiography of Quincy Jones and it was no easy road for him. However, there was something about the city of Seattle that brought out a unique calibre of musicians. The world has been already familiar with the likes of Hendrix and Ray Charles. Just like Ray, it would be a treasure for the likes of Spike Lee, Spielberg, or whoever, to bring to life the tale of Mr Jones on a large screen.
In the meantime, Quincy – have a prosperous day, week, month, year and even another decade or two. Thanks for your duty to the world!!
Steel Pulse joins the artist lineup for the 23rd annual High Sierra Music Festival, set for July 4-7 at Plumas County Fairgrounds in Quincy, California. Video here >> Tickets here >>
Hail Mi Irieites,
Today’s tribute to Otis Redding (March 11th 1968) is the 45th anniversary since the soul singer posthumously received a Gold record for the single “The Dock of the Bay,” a song that he recorded 3 days before being killed in a plane crash. The crash took place on his way to a show in Wisconsin on December 10th 1967.
Since then “Dock of the Bay” became the first posthumous record to hit the US Billboard Charts. The album of the same name was also well acclaimed in the UK charts upon release in 1968.
A Bless up to greatness…
Hail Mi Irieites,
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