"The climate in the '50s and '60s for black performers or black people in the entertainment business was atrocious. It was atrocious."
The Italian Job (1969) Opening "On Days Like These", music by Quincy Jones
Quincy Delight Jones, Jr. is the first African-American to be nominated twice in one year for an Academy Award for Best Original Score, the first African-American to be named musical director of the Academy Awards ceremony, the first African-American to receive the Academy's Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, and one of the first African-Americans to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song.
Jones started supporting Martin Luther King in the 1960s. He is one of the founders of the Institute of Black American Music and of the Black Arts Festival in Chicago. He formed the Quincy Jones Workshops, founded the Quincy Jones Listen Up Foundation and supports a great many more charities (via).
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This posting was slightly modified in August 2017 (photograph added).
The Italian Job! Quincy Jones! I won the lottery!ReplyDelete
Hahaha :-) Lovely, great ... thanks, Derek!Delete
Oh my gosh, I dig this movie!!!!!!!!!ReplyDelete
It is one of "the" movies, isn't it? Thanks, Karen!Delete
Sorry, he's my hero.
... which I can perfectly understand ;-)Delete
Killing intro. Haven't seen this for ages, thanks!ReplyDelete
Yes, killing intro. Absolutely. Thank you, Kenneth.Delete
This film is both an art form and a joke. Love it so hard.ReplyDelete
Well said, Abbie. Thank you.Delete
Thanks for posting this!ReplyDelete
Thanks for commenting, Sam.Delete