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The soundtrack of my life, Clive Davis with Anthony DeCurtis

Label
The soundtrack of my life
Title
The soundtrack of my life
Statement of responsibility
Clive Davis with Anthony DeCurtis
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
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Title
The soundtrack of my life
Creator
Summary
The Chief Creative Officer of Sony Music presents a candid assessment of his life and the past half-century of popular music from an insider's perspective, tracing the difficulties he faced as an orphaned teen, the controversies that challenged his ambitions and his work with a wide array of stars and personalities
Subject
Genre
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
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10169568
Cataloging source
IEP
Dewey number
  • 781.64092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
ML429.D36
LC item number
A3 2012
Literary form
non fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
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Clive Davis
The soundtrack of my life, Clive Davis with Anthony DeCurtis
Label
The soundtrack of my life, Clive Davis with Anthony DeCurtis
Publication
Note
Includes index
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Contents
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
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ocn826998284
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Dimensions
24 cm.
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Edition
1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
Extent
xiii, 586 p., [48] p. of plates
Isbn
9781476714783
Lccn
2013002528
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)

Library Locations

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