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    I'm just watching a "story of Quincy Jones" documentary and there was a great story for those who haven't heard it (I hadn't)...

    When Eddie was called in to do the "Beat it" solo, QJ told Eddie just to play his arse off, no instruction. He did, and apparently the monitor speakers all caught fire in the studio as he played. Three guys talked about it. One said, "I know this has become legend but in this case, it actually happened. Guys ran in with fire extinguishers and we all sat there thinking, "Wow, That solo must be really really good."

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    I never heard about this. Nice story. Ed be blazin'!

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    I never heard that either. Whether true or not, it makes for a great story.
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    I have heard a similar rendition of that story before, but it was about the mixing session of the Thriller album...not about the Beat It Solo in particular. Must be some overheated powered monitors. HAHA.
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    It was really Michael's Jheri Curl that started the fire and a lighter. Don't let 'em fool ya!


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    Yeah, okay... and then there's the true story of the microphone melting when Bon Scott laid down the studio vocal track for Highway To Hell.


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    Quote Originally Posted by i1sum2! View Post
    It was really Michael's Jheri Curl that started the fire and a lighter. Don't let 'em fool ya!

    I heard it was George Michael, who had been seen hanging out at Michael Jackson's studio recording sessions.


 

 

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