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Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives


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Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives

“Captivating!… Watching the movie is like listening to some ultimate annotated Classic Top 40 playlist.” (Variety)

Legendary musicians Bruce Springsteen, Whitney Houston, Santana, Aretha Franklin, Barry Manilow, Patti Smith, Alicia Keys, and Sean “Puffy” Combs all have one thing in common: their paths to stardom began with iconic music executive Clive Davis. In this riveting documentary, director Chris Perkel profiles Davis, whose career spans a remarkable five decades and the start of countless other musical acts, by providing an incredible tour of the most sensational music of the cultural revolution, from the ‘60s to the rise of hip-hop. Fascinating interviews with industry moguls, famous friends, and the charming Davis himself, sprinkled with footage of the musical acts he set in motion, will show you why Aretha Franklin has called him “the greatest record man of all time.”

The Soundtrack of My Life by Clive Davis will be available for sale and signing courtesy of The Village Bookstore.

Tickets: $20 (members), $25 (nonmembers)


Q&A Clive Davis with JBFC Board President Janet Maslin
Thursday, Sep. 14 2017, 7:15
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As the record industry's most innovative and influential executive, five-time Grammy-winner Clive Davis has had a profound effect on the world of music. Davis has served as President of Columbia Records, Founder of Arista Records, and, most recently, as Chief Creative Officer for all of Sony Music Entertainment. He signed landmark artists Janis Joplin, Billy Joel, Earth, Wind and Fire, Aretha Franklin, Dionne Warwick, Carly Simon, Carlos Santana, Toni Braxton, Alicia Keys, Jennifer Hudson, and the list goes on! In 2000, Clive Davis was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as the only non-performer and was the recipient of the Trustees Lifetime Achievement award by NARAS at the Grammy Awards. He is the founder of the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at New York University.

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