Quincy Jones Composed the Theme Song for the Popular 70’s “Sanford and Son” TV Sitcom with Redd Foxx

Quincy Jones

As one of history's most influential record producers, Quincy Jones has decades of experience under his belt. In fact, Jones is one of the first African Americans to sit as a top executive of a major American record label. His stature isn't without foundation, however. 
Jones was born in Chicago and grew up studying music at what is now the Berklee College of Music. According to Britannica, Jones freelanced for some time, meeting new talents and old. In 1961, Jones became a vice president at Mercury Records.

After working as an A&R for some time, Jones made history time and time again by producing music that's flooded airwaves since. According to Achievement.org, Jones even wrote theme songs for shows such as Sanford & Son, Ironside, and The Bill Cosby Show.

Now, Jones has one of the biggest names in the music industry, with 75 Grammy Award nominations, seven Academy Awards, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013. Jones' radio hits also include songs from Michael Jackson's Thriller and Bad.