The Soundtrack of My Life

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Clive Davis

Narrated By: Dennis Boutsikaris, Clive Davis

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: February 2013

Duration: 22 hours 37 minutes

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.

In the history of popular music, no one looms as large as Clive Davis. His 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.

Told with Davis's unmatched wit, frankness, and style, The Soundtrack of My Life exposes a trove of never-before-heard stories-some hilarious, others tragic, all revealing-that will captivate and inspire all music lovers.

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  • Sean Culver

    Very good behind the scenes look at the music business. Gave me a new appreciation of what it takes to create the commercial aspects of recording. Great insight into the professional lives of the musicians and how they can sometimes get in their own way. Did not need the commentary on Clives sexual preferences ... don't care!