Quincy Jones Supports Ray Charles Did Heroin Addict
"It would have been an addict forever."
Beverly Hills, CA – Quincy Jones was a recent guest on The Hollywood Reporter's Awards Talk podcast in an effort to promote his new documentary from Netflix, Quincy.
During the conversation, the music of the legend of the industry revealed Ray Charles had been hooked on heroin for a period of five months when he was only 15 years of age.
"After finishing at the Washington Social Club and a couple of others, we would all go to Jackson Street to the Elks Club," he explained. "That is where all the bebop jam sessions were. No one was paying for it. We don't give a damn.
"When they finished playing it was in the corner, and that was in his thumb. I just sneaked in the line and I got a little success.
Jones, 85, confessed that he was going to buy heroin in a Harlem dealer called Detroit Network — also known as Malcolm X. he said That if he had not fallen down a flight of stairs and stood on the bed, I have never had the opportunity to come to grips with what the drug was doing to him.
"The mistakes are what help you to grow and learn," he said. "That was a big one. [If I had not fallen.] I would have been in New York, where I was hanging out with [jazz musician] Charlie Parker. It would have been an addict forever. Bird was always high. Thank god I did and I have everything."
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