Quincy Jones to announce shock retirement from music?

Jones created a stir on Saturday when rumors have surfaced that his career was over.

Sad news for Jones fans. Speculation had been rife that the American musician best known as the producer of Bad or Thriller, is about to announce his retirement from music, at age 88, with immediate effect.

UPDATE 09/05/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Being a musician isn't fun anymore

“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being a musician-producer just isn't fun anymore,” he might have said, says a source who remained anonymous. Other reports hinted that he may branch out into other creative fields he is better at (and more interested in), though they didn't provide any details.

#ThankYouQuincy

For a little while on Saturday evening, #ThankYouQuincy was a trending hashtag on Twitter. As many fans reminisce and look back on all the unforgettable memories, some may wonder what about now made him make the decision.

“Quincy Jones was unlike any other musician we’ve ever seen! #ThankYouQuincy”
— @universalObserver, 8 May 2021
“Didn't Quincy Jones retire about 3 years ago?”
— @samy2love, 8 May 2021

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