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West Hollywood Patch: ‘The Soundtrack of My Life,’ by Sony Executive Clive Davis, is Book Soup Bestseller

By Ajay Singh

Even before Clive Davis, the acclaimed author and chief creative officer of Sony Music, did a book-signing event at Book Soup in West Hollywood this past Friday, his star-studded autobiography, The Soundtrack of My Life, was already a Book Soup bestseller.

“We’ve done really well with The Soundtrack of My Life,” said Book Soup Promotional Manager Jennifer Ramos, adding that more than 150 people turned up for Davis’ March 15 book signing event at the store.

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By Ajay Singh

Even before Clive Davis, the acclaimed author and chief creative officer of Sony Music, did a book-signing event at Book Soup in West Hollywood this past Friday, his star-studded autobiography, The Soundtrack of My Life, was already a Book Soup bestseller.

“We’ve done really well with The Soundtrack of My Life,” said Book Soup Promotional Manager Jennifer Ramos, adding that more than 150 people turned up for Davis’ March 15 book signing event at the store.

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Showbiz 411: Clive Davis’s All Time Favorite Song? “Bridge Over Troubled Water”

03/22/13
by Roger Friedman

Clive Davis finally admitted his all time favorite song last night. At a live interview at the famed Roxy on Sunset in West Hollywood, Davis — promoting his best selling autobiography “The Soundtrack of My Life”– gave in and conceded his top tune ever is Simon & Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water.” He also called Paul Simon “our greatest living songwriter.” Our LEAH SYNDEY was in the audience as music publisher Tom Sturges (also the youngest son of legendary filmmaker Preston Sturges) plied Clive with questions. The VIP crowd included Earth, Wind and Fire’s Verdine White, Producer Howard Rosenman, HBO”s Jeffrey Guthrie and Glenn Whitehead, Barbara Davis, Nikki Haskell and more. Clive spoke for two hours to a rapt crowd in awe of being in the presence of this legend. Here’s a sampling:

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03/22/13
by Roger Friedman

Clive Davis finally admitted his all time favorite song last night. At a live interview at the famed Roxy on Sunset in West Hollywood, Davis — promoting his best selling autobiography “The Soundtrack of My Life”– gave in and conceded his top tune ever is Simon & Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water.” He also called Paul Simon “our greatest living songwriter.” Our LEAH SYNDEY was in the audience as music publisher Tom Sturges (also the youngest son of legendary filmmaker Preston Sturges) plied Clive with questions. The VIP crowd included Earth, Wind and Fire’s Verdine White, Producer Howard Rosenman, HBO”s Jeffrey Guthrie and Glenn Whitehead, Barbara Davis, Nikki Haskell and more. Clive spoke for two hours to a rapt crowd in awe of being in the presence of this legend. Here’s a sampling:

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Grammy Theatre Highlights

Clive Davis appeared at his Clive Davis Theater at the Grammy Museum in downtown Los Angeles. The sold out event was amazing.

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San Francisco Chronicle: Clive Davis releases autobiography

By Aidin Vaziri
Sat March 23rd, 2013

There they were in Columbia Records’ sterile offices in New York to sign a contract that would ignite both of their careers: Clive Davis, the upstanding executive just getting his start in the music business, and Janis Joplin, the wild-haired howler whose band he had picked out of the kaleidoscopic lineup at the Monterey Pop Festival a few weeks earlier. After putting ink to paper, the singer said that she would like to consummate the deal by having sex with her new boss.

“She was dissatisfied with the mere corporate signing on a long conference table,” Davis recalled. “She did, through the manager, offer to do it in a much more intimate way.”

He declined, naturally, but the anecdote provided one of the highlights of Davis’ conversation with Wall Street Journal columnist Kara Swisher on Monday at Club Fugazi, the North Beach theater where his cousin Jo Schuman Silver produces “Beach Blanket Babylon.”

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By Aidin Vaziri
Sat March 23rd, 2013

There they were in Columbia Records’ sterile offices in New York to sign a contract that would ignite both of their careers: Clive Davis, the upstanding executive just getting his start in the music business, and Janis Joplin, the wild-haired howler whose band he had picked out of the kaleidoscopic lineup at the Monterey Pop Festival a few weeks earlier. After putting ink to paper, the singer said that she would like to consummate the deal by having sex with her new boss.

“She was dissatisfied with the mere corporate signing on a long conference table,” Davis recalled. “She did, through the manager, offer to do it in a much more intimate way.”

He declined, naturally, but the anecdote provided one of the highlights of Davis’ conversation with Wall Street Journal columnist Kara Swisher on Monday at Club Fugazi, the North Beach theater where his cousin Jo Schuman Silver produces “Beach Blanket Babylon.”

Click here to see the feature >>
http://www.sfgate.com/music/article/Clive-Davis-releases-autobiography-4367450.php

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San Francisco Chronicle: Clive Davis Releases Autobiography

By Aidin Vaziri
Sat March 23rd, 2013

There they were in Columbia Records’ sterile offices in New York to sign a contract that would ignite both of their careers: Clive Davis, the upstanding executive just getting his start in the music business, and Janis Joplin, the wild-haired howler whose band he had picked out of the kaleidoscopic lineup at the Monterey Pop Festival a few weeks earlier. After putting ink to paper, the singer said that she would like to consummate the deal by having sex with her new boss.

“She was dissatisfied with the mere corporate signing on a long conference table,” Davis recalled. “She did, through the manager, offer to do it in a much more intimate way.”

He declined, naturally, but the anecdote provided one of the highlights of Davis’ conversation with Wall Street Journal columnist Kara Swisher on Monday at Club Fugazi, the North Beach theater where his cousin Jo Schuman Silver produces “Beach Blanket Babylon.”

Click here to see the feature >>
http://www.sfgate.com/music/article/Clive-Davis-releases-autobiography-4367450.php

By Aidin Vaziri
Sat March 23rd, 2013

There they were in Columbia Records’ sterile offices in New York to sign a contract that would ignite both of their careers: Clive Davis, the upstanding executive just getting his start in the music business, and Janis Joplin, the wild-haired howler whose band he had picked out of the kaleidoscopic lineup at the Monterey Pop Festival a few weeks earlier. After putting ink to paper, the singer said that she would like to consummate the deal by having sex with her new boss.

“She was dissatisfied with the mere corporate signing on a long conference table,” Davis recalled. “She did, through the manager, offer to do it in a much more intimate way.”

He declined, naturally, but the anecdote provided one of the highlights of Davis’ conversation with Wall Street Journal columnist Kara Swisher on Monday at Club Fugazi, the North Beach theater where his cousin Jo Schuman Silver produces “Beach Blanket Babylon.”

Click here to see the feature >>
http://www.sfgate.com/music/article/Clive-Davis-releases-autobiography-4367450.php

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