There many incredible points made by Quincy Jones in this article:
1. Quincy Jones refers to Michael Jackson plainly, but non-judgmentally, as a "man-child."
2. Beat It was devised as a "black My Sharona."
3. Michael Jackson, like Bill (or was it Ted?) thought Socrates was pronounced "So-crates" long before he ever met George Carlin.
Also I re-discovered, if I ever even know it in the first place, that Sidney Lumet directed The Wiz!