Oprah Winfrey was the biggest surprise of the night at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. She noted that she’s rarely at a loss for words, but “he defines and defies the word legend.” She said that him casting her in The Color Purple changed the trajectory of her career. She’d never acted, and he said “Baby, your future’s so bright it burns my eyes.” She laughed, “I didn’t know what you were talking about!”
For over five decades, legendary music producer Quincy Jones has lent his talents to some of the most notable songs and albums in history. To recognize his 80th birthday, Jones was honored by many of those he influenced in the first of four birthday celebrations taking place this summer.
Quincy Jones is making learning the piano easy with a new app. The legendary producer told Billboard that a new application he co-created called Playground Sessions will help teach music education to children and adults of all ages.