Noted: Q-Tip and Five For Fighting's John Ondrasik

October 08, 2010 | Talk of the Town

"It’s hard to say which artist has influenced me the most because I have so many [influences], but if I had to choose it would be between Stevie [Wonder], Michael Jackson and James Brown, and all for the same reason: their emotional commitment to their work." Q-Tip  

"I’d have to say that beyond any singer-songwriter, my biggest influence was my father. His work ethic combined with a gentle decency allowed him to realize the American dream. Though I’ve never heard him sing a note, his example is found in many of my songs." John Ondrasik

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