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    Ive only read 'Magic and the Madness' Michael Jackson

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    Read Quincy Jones Biog recently and was impressed by his straight talking at first but as the book wore on it was obvious that Quincy has a huge ego and seemed to lay credit for most of the great artist he's worked with mainly to himself. He also tries to wash over the Michael Jackson era even though that is the most important of QJs career, What I did like was the style of the book with different passages from people who knew and worked with Quincy, some real cats in there!

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    Read Quincy Jones Biog recently and was impressed by his straight talking at first but as the book wore on it was obvious that Quincy has a huge ego and seemed to lay credit for most of the great artist he's worked with mainly to himself. He also tries to wash over the Michael Jackson era even though that is the most important of QJs career, What I did like was the style of the book with different passages from people who knew and worked with Quincy, some real cats in there!
    He just can't win can he, lol. If Q spent a lot of time talking about Mike, people would complain that he was jocking Mike and riding his coatails. But if Q says nothing, then he's downplaying Mike's importance. I read the book (and listened to the audio version too) and Q doesn't say a lot about Sinatra, Peggy Lipton, or the Brothers Johnson either. The book isn't about other people, it's about Quincy.

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    I didn't complain that he didn't say much, rather I implied that he washed over the era which ultimately will be the largest legacy of his career.

    He does not diss MJ in this book as his later interviews have done.

    It is still a hugely enjoyable book and well worth reading

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    I recently read Andy Taylor's (the former guitarist in Duran Duran) autobiography. It was pretty interesting.

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    "Deliver us From Temptation" by Tony Turner. It's not a bio, although I haven't read the Otis Williams book yet.

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    I think it was "Me & My Shadows" it's written about Judy Garland by her daughter Lorna Luft, really really really good book!

    I want to get a Kindle from Amazon soon but they aren't cheap, I'm sick of buying books and having them collect dust afterwards. Now if only "Moonwalk" was available to download onto it.
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    Dancing the Dream by Michael Jackson.

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    Apart from Michael Jackson ones, I have finished Prince by Matt Thorne, 500 pages of mostly technically and music journo opinions of every Prince song and boot, not bad, but a bit dry.

    Also finished the MJ book by Randall Sullivan, it was okay but lugubrious and bounced around a lot (A main story starting after the trial in 2005, going through to his death and then the subsequent stuff going on up to mid 2012, like Katherine being kidnapped and Jermajesty annoying Prince and Paris) with an earlier subplot of his life before 2005. It was not too gossipy though and I feel Mr Sullivan was a fan of MJ.

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