Influential record and television producer, arranger, and musician of many film scores, classic albums, and hit songs. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013.
He received 79 Grammy Award nominations, 27 Grammy wins, and produced Michael Jackson's hit album "Thriller" from 1982.
He and songwriter Bob Russell were the first African Americans to receive an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song for "Their Eyes of Love," as featured in the 1967 film "Banning" starring Robert Wagner.
He refused a scholarship to Schillinger House in order to tour with Lionel Hampton instead.
He married Jeri Caldwell in 1957, Swedish actress Ulla Andersson in 1967, and actress Peggy Lipton in 1974. One of his daughters, Rashida Jones, starred in NBC's Parks and Recreation and The Office and another, Kidada became a fashion designer for Disney. He also has four other daughters and a son named Quincy III.
- The meaning of the name Jones: Son Of John