Friday, April 12, 2024

Rep Says Famed Music Producer Quincy Jones, 90, Is “Fine” After Hospital Call, Still Planning Hollywood Bowl Shows This Summer


TMZ reported with their usual alarm that Quincy Jones was taken to the hospital this morning in Los Angeles.

But his rep Arnold Robinson tells me that Q, who is 90 and feisty. is “fine.” Listen, at 90 it’s amazing if you’re not at the hospital once a week!

The famed producer of Michael Jackson landmark albums, conductor of Frank Sinatra’s orchestra, and so much more is planning two shows at the end of July at the Hollywood Bowl to commemorate his 90th birthday (which was March 14th).

Already signed up to perform are Jennifer Hudson, George Benson, Patti Austin, Angelique Kidjo, John Mayer, Ibrahim Maalouf, and Siedah Garrett. More names will be coming, I’m sure. Just to go through Quincy’s catalogue will take at least two nights! (Stevie Wonder? Chaka Khan? Where are the Brothers Johnson? We’ll see.)

So we’re sending best wishes to irascible, immortal Q, as he is called by family, friends, and admirers.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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