Clive Davis on 5 Decades in Music

Monday, May 27, 2013

Clive Davis talks about shaping the last 50 years of popular music. He has discovered, signed, or worked with 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. The Soundtrack of My Life tells his story—of 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. 


Clive Davis

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Howard Kalnitsky from Waterloo Ontario Canada

Reading Clive's book is wonderful to hear the man talk about this now at 81..what a jewel he truly is!

Sep. 02 2013 04:17 PM

Enjoying this replay of Clive Davis interview. We are friends of Mike Klenfner (now deceased) and his wife Carol and family. A Soundtrack of My Life will be summer reading during summer weekends with Carol and daughter Bryn at the Doral Arrowwood in Rye Brook. We have such good memories of Mike Klenfner telling us stories that he and Clive Davis shared and experiences they and the recording artists had together.

May. 27 2013 12:34 PM

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