ABC's NIGHTLINE to Air, Advance article "Clive Davis Tells All in New Memoir"


By Cynthia McFadden

Clive Davis is a force of nature.

His musical enthusiasms are legendary — as is his break-neck schedule — and those so-called “golden ears.”

Not only did he discover talent as wide-ranging as Janis Joplin, Santana, Whitney Houston and Alicia Keys, he has recorded everyone from Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen to Dionne Warwick and Aretha Franklin. There were the Grateful Dead and Aerosmith. Did I mention, Barry Manilow, Jennifer Hudson and Kelly Clarkson? He formed a company with L.A. Reid and Babyface, which became home base for Usher and Pink. With Sean “Puffy” Combs he founded Bad Boy Records and recorded Notorious B.I.G. The list does go on and on.

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