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Born Quincy Delight Jones, Jr., on the south side of Chicago, IL on March 14, 1933, he was the son of semi-professional baseball player and carpenter Quincy Jones, Sr., and his wife, Sarah Francis Wells, an apartment manager and bank executive. Jones' mother suffered from schizophrenia, and spent much of his early years in mental hospitals, which created a distance between them that would not be repaired until his adulthood. Jones discovered music while in grade school, and after trying his hand at all the instruments in his band, he began playing the trumpet around the age of 10. His studies there were interrupted by his parents' divorce; after remarrying, Jones Sr., took his namesake and b...

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