Frank Sinatra and Michael Jackson


You might not think Frank Sinatra and Michael Jackson had much in common other than superstardom.  But in addition to that, they both enjoyed the creative involvement of another music superstar, Quincy Jones.  The composer, arranger and producer has worked with many top stars but may be most associated with Frank Sinatra and Michael Jackson and is relevant to any Michael Jackson or Frank Sinatra Tribute.

Quincy met Michael on the film The Wiz, and ended up producing the best-selling album of all time, Michael’s Thriller, and another mega success,  Bad.  For Frank Sinatra, Quincy did the charts for the album It Might As Well Be Swing with the Count Basie Orchestra, which included the hit song Fly Me To The Moon.  Quincy was also seen out front as conductor for Frank on many occasions, including at Frank’s live album Sinatra At The Sands, and a televised benefit concert that took place in St. Louis and featured Frank, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr., with Johnny Carson filling in for Joey Bishop.  At that show, which has been released on DVD, Johnny even sings, and pretty well. 

Quincy Jones

Quincy Jones


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