Legendary Music Producer Quincy Jones Shares Decades of Gossip In Rare Interview

On the eve of his 85th birthday, legendary music producer Quincy Jones makes astonishing revelations about iconic artists he has worked, in a rare interview, including Michael Jackson, Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles and other major Hollywood figures he has crossed paths with.

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He is probably the most famous producer in music history, with 28 Grammys under his belt, plus a Grammy Legend Award in 1991. He’s been in the music business since the 50s, making loops through various genres, rhythm and blues, funk, soul, jazz, rock and pop. He is most notorious for his collaboration with Michael Jackson, producing together ‘Off the wall’ (1979), ‘Thriller’ (1982) and ‘Bad’ (1987).

In the Vulture interview, Quincy Jones shares decades of juicy gossip about Michael, The Beatles, Marlon Brando, John F. Kennedy, Oprah, The Clintons and Donald Trump. Extra hot gossip on how he dated Ivanka Trump for a brief period of time.

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Here are the highlights of the conversation:

Michael Jackson stole music from Donna Summer and lied about his plastic surgery.

“I hate to get into this publicly, but Michael stole a lot of stuff. He stole a lot of songs. [Donna Summer’s] State of Independence ” and “Billie Jean.” The notes don’t lie, man. He was as Machiavellian as they come. He was greedy, man. Greedy. “Don’t Stop ’Til You Get Enough” — Greg Phillinganes wrote the c section. Michael should’ve given him 10 percent of the song. Wouldn’t do it.”

“I used to kill him about the plastic surgery, man. He’d always justify it and say it was because of some disease he had. Bullshit.”

In his opinion, The Beatles were terrible musicians.

“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.”

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The Mafia killed The President.

Jones claims the leading Mafia figure Sam Giancana killed president John F. Kennedy, who many think helped the president win the 1960 election.

“Chicago mobster Sam Giancana killed Kennedy. The connection was there between Sinatra and the Mafia and Kennedy. Joe Kennedy — he was a bad man — he came to Frank to have him talk to Giancana about getting votes.”

Turn the page to find out what shenanigans was Marlon Brando up to. And even more juicy gossip.