- Quincy Jones said in an interview with Vulture that Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen can sing and play guitar “just like” rock legend Jimi Hendrix.
- Jones also called The Beatles “the worst musicians in the world.”
But perhaps the most surprising statement Jones made in the Q&A is the following claim: that Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen can sing and play guitar “just like” rock legend Jimi Hendrix.
After calling The Beatles “the worst musicians in the world” in an extended response, Jones singled out Eric Clapton’s band 1960s band Cream as a band “that could play.”
“But you know who sings and plays just like [Jimi] Hendrix?,” Jones continued. “Paul Allen.”
“Stop it. The Microsoft guy?,” Vulture’s David Marchese replied.
“Yeah, man. I went on a trip on his yacht, and he had David Crosby, Joe Walsh, Sean Lennon – all those crazy motherf—–s,” Jones said. “Then on the last two days, Stevie Wonder came on with his band and made Paul come up and play with him – he’s good, man.”
Vulture linked in Jones’ answer to a clip of Allen playing an impressive guitar solo, which you can find below:
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