ABOVE: Hirsute, hirsute his, three's company, too!
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ABOVE: You can still watch Broadway Bares, but you'll need to take a rain check on “Rotation.”
Ahead of a new Netflix documentary and an Oprah-run CBS special about his life, Quincy Jones granted a wide-ranging and no-fucks-given interview to Vulture, in which he took on plenty of sacred cows (the Beatles were lousy musicians, the Clintons keep secrets and were too influenced by Big Pharma, Oprah doesn't have the chops to be POTUS, Michael Jackson stole from Donna Summer, Cyndi Lauper was a diva on “We Are the World,” the Mob murdered JFK).
The gay shit is the juiciest ...
The history of gay pop music can’t be written without Jimmy Somerville, whose piercing falsetto gave ‘80s band Bronski Beat’s first album its visceral punch and aching vulnerability. His later project, The Communards, saw even more success with a cheeky cover of “Don’t Leave Me This Way”, continuing Jimmy’s association with disco; he has since put his stamp on a number of bona fide classics from the era.
After a break in recording of several years, he’s back with Homage, a disco album so authentic it could be pressed on a white label and dumped in a used record store and no one would ever guess the mystery artist worked his magic in 2014 rather than 1978.
Speaking with Jimmy recently, I got him to talk about The Village People, Donna Summer, his vocal cords and more.
Check out my interview with Jimmy after the jump.