Quincy Jones Remembers When Drinks Cost Seventeen Cents

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Quincy Jones. Photo: Patrick McMullan

Last night, the iconic Apollo Theater celebrated its 75th anniversary with Jamie Foxx, Mariah Carey, Patti LaBelle, and Prince, among others (like Bethenny Frankel). So when we caught up with Quincy Jones, we wondered if the parties were this jammin' years ago. "I used to walk across the street post-show and drink white lightning for seventeen cents," he told us. "And we’d drink up to $17. I wouldn’t trade it for the world." View our Party Lines slideshow for more heyday memories.