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Go Shorty: Happy 80th Birthday To Quincy Jones

Lenny Kravitz, Grace Jones, Lauryn Hill, Lion Babe, Thundercat, SZA & More Rock The Afropunk Festival 2015 in Brooklyn, NY.

We can't acknowledge the birthday of all the artists and musical personalities we admire but we could not let today pass without saying a heartfelt "go shorty" to acknowledge the 80th Birthday of music legend Quincy Jones. I am not going to even play myself by trying to list the many items on his longest-of-all-possible-resumés but here's the cliff notes: He played trumpet with Dizzy Gillespie. He made "We Are The World." He founded VIBE magazine. And he produced Michael Jackson's Thriller.

Thriller, main. Thriller.

He did a whole lot of other things, too. To learn about them watch the full 1 hour, 50 minutes of the 1990 documentary Listen Up The Lives Of Quincy Jones below: