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The soundtrack of my life / Clive Davis with Anthony DeCurtis.

Authors: Davis, Clive.
Call number: 780.91 Davis, Clive DAV
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2012.
Publication date: 2012.
Subject: Sound recording executives and producers -- United States -- Biography.
Popular music -- United States -- History and criticism.
Rock music -- United States -- History and criticism.
Davis, Clive.
Title: The soundtrack of my life / Clive Davis with Anthony DeCurtis.
Edition: 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
Physical description: xiii, 586 p., [48] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Contents note: Welcome to the party -- Straight out of Brooklyn -- Recovering from shattering losses -- A Harvard man -- A new life back in New York -- The offer that changed by life -- Running Columbia Records -- Making A&R moves -- Monterey pop -- Columbia gets hot -- Pearl -- Simon and Garfunkel -- Dylan -- What kind of career do I want? -- From Santana to Springsteen -- Talent raids and finding the company's soul -- The end of one fantasy -- Searching for a new beginning -- Arista means excellence -- Manilow mania -- Building a new label -- Patti Smith and Lou Reed -- Ready to rock -- The Grateful Dead -- Gil Scott-Heron and Ghostbusters -- Broadway, soundtracks and comedy -- Dionne Warwick -- The Queen of Soul -- New wave, heavy metal, and Eurythmics -- Whitney -- Beyond the house that Barry built -- Arista pop explodes, into Milli Vanilli -- Arista Nashville and new country music -- LaFace rules! -- Bad boy -- Sarah McLachlan, Ace of Base, and the freewheeling nineties -- Supernatural Santana -- Instant major -- Alicia -- The J Records years -- Rod Stewart and the great American songbook -- Rock at the dawn of the twenty-first century -- American Idol and Kelly Clarkson -- More on the Idol franchise -- Accepting change and moving forward.
Notes: Includes index.
Summary note: In this star-studded autobiography, Clive Davis shares a personal, candid look into his remarkable life and the last fifty years of popular music as only a true insider can. Davis' career has spanned more than forty years, and he has discovered, signed, or worked with a staggering array of artists: Whitney Houston, Janis Joplin, Simon and Garfunkel, Barry Manilow, Patti Smith, Lou Reed, Dionne Warwick, Carlos Santana, The Grateful Dead, Alicia Keys, Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson, and Aretha Franklin, to name a few. He has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, received a Lifetime Achievement Grammy, and hosted the world's highest profile parties. In this fully illustrated, personal account, Davis tells all, from becoming an orphan in high school and getting through college and law school on scholarships, to being falsely accused of embezzlement and starting up his own record company, J Records. His wealth of experience offers valuable insight into the evolution of the music business over the past half-century and into the future.--From publisher description.
Added author: DeCurtis, Anthony.
ISBN: 9781476714783
1476714789
LCCN: 2013002528
Url for this record: http://sherloc.imcpl.org/?itemid=|library/marc/dynix|1415593
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