Quincy Jones doesn’t think much The Beatles, Paul McCartney, and Ringo Starr.
In a lengthy interview with New York Magazine, legendary record producer Quincy Jones called The Beatles “the worst musicians in the world.”
Jones touched on several topics with interviewer David Marchese. He claimed that Michael Jackson stole songs from Donna Summer. According to the record producer, the iconic pop singer stole the riff for ‘Billie Jean’ from Summer’s ‘State Independence.’ In addition, Jones stated that Chicago mobster Sam Giancana killed John F. Kennedy. The late President’s family had ties with Frank Sinatra, the Chicago Mafia, and Joe Kennedy. Changing topics, Jones allegedly dated Ivanka Trump twelve years ago, whom he called a “fine motherf—-r.” She had the “most beautiful legs” he had ever seen in his life. Jones doesn’t think much her father, though, whom he called “a f—–g idiot.” He also thinks that Oprah should run for President.
When discussing his first impressions with The Beatles, he told Marchese,
“They were the worst musicians in the world. They were no-playing motherf—-rs. Paul McCartney was the worst bass player I ever heard.”
He had an especially poor experience with ex-Beatles drummer Ringo Starr. Recalling his work on Starr’s 1970 ‘Love Is a Many Splendored Thing,’ Jones lambasted his musical ability.
Jones noted that jazz drummer Ronnie Verrell came into the studio to help and “tore it up.”
Jones had arranged Starr’s single alongside producer George Martin.
In the interview, Jones also denounced the state the music industry, stating that it lacks originality and innovation. While praising Chance the Rapper, Bruno Mars, and Kendrick Lamar, he claimed that pop music has become stale. When asked about his greatest musical innovation, Jones said,
“Everything I’ve done.”
You can check out the complete interview here.
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