Godfather to generations of music stars.
Janis Joplin. Aerosmith. Whitney Houston. Harry Connick, Jr. Carlos Santana. Aretha Franklin. Alicia Keys.
These are just some of the legendary artists who owe their stardom and longevity to Clive Davis' magic touch. He discusses his new autobiography, The Soundtrack of My Life, with Anthony DeCurtis.
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Clive Davis started out as a lawyer, but then landed a job at Columbia Records and eventually became its president. While there, Davis signed Janis Joplin, Aerosmith and others to the label. In 1974, he started Arista Records. He mentored such performers as Barry Manilow and Whitney Houston. Davis created J Records in 2000 and now serves as the chief creative officer for Sony Music.
Anthony DeCurtis is a contributing editor at Rolling Stone and teaches in the writing program at the University of Pennsylvania. DeCurtis has interviewed many of the music industry’s legends and tastemakers, including Joan Baez, Yoko Ono, Neil Sedaka, Alanis Morissette, Ani DiFranco, Mos Def and most recently, Nas. Watch the sold out Nas talk here.