Quincy Jones calls Elvis racist

By MediaMonkey

May 24, 2021
Legendary producer Quincy Jones has been talking to Hollywood Reporter, and in doing so called Elvis racist.
It began when Quincy was talking about The Wiz, a 1978 remake of Wizard of Oz: “[Michael Jackson] was doing some Elvis copying, too. ‘The King of Pop,’ man. Come on!”
Innocent enough, but Jones is asked if he worked with Elvis:  “No. I wouldn’t work with him.” Why? “I was writing for Tommy Dorsey, oh God, back then in the ’50s. And Elvis came in, and Tommy said: ‘I don’t want to play with him.’ He was a racist mother — I’m going to shut up now.”
Sounds like someone could get a book out of this.

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