This Day in Black History: Feb. 10, 1990

Quincy Jones appeared on Saturday Night Live.

Posted: 02/10/2014 12:00 AM EST

Saturday Night Live is the longest running comedy sketch show on American television.  Looking back over the course of more than 20 years and 39 seasons, the Emmy Award-winning show has had a host of guests, featuring some of the top names in the music industry.

Grammy Award-winning producer and musician Quincy Jones hosted SNL on Feb. 10, 1990, during the show's 15th season. Jones put on a comedic performance in his memorable “Manteca” skit, in which he bypassed a traditional monologue so he could celebrate Nelson Mandela's release from jail. 

In addition to performing in other skits like “Driving Miss Daisy,” Jones also performed a jazz medley with the Quincy Jones Band. Other well known '90s artists such as Take 6, Tevin Campbell, Andrae Crouch, Sandra Crouch, Kool Moe Dee, Big Daddy Kane, Melle Mel, Quincy D III, Siedah Garrett and Al Jarreau also hit the stage.

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