The soundtrack of my life / Clive Davis with Anthony DeCurtis.
Author: Davis, Clive.
Edition: 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2012.
Description: xiii, 586 p.,  p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Subject: Davis, Clive.
Sound recording executives and producers United States Biography.
Popular music United States History and criticism.
Rock music United States History and criticism.
Notes: Includes index.
Contents: Welcome to the party -- Straight out of Brooklyn -- Recovering from shattering losses -- A Harvard man -- A new life back in New York -- The offer that changed my life -- Running Columbia Records -- Making A&R moves -- Monterey pop -- Columbia gets hot -- Pearl -- Simon and Garfunkel -- Dylan -- What kind of career do I want? -- From Santana to Springsteen -- Talent raids and finding the company's soul -- The end of one fantasy -- Searching for a new beginning -- Arista means excellence -- Manilow mania -- Building a new label -- Patti Smith and Lou Reed -- Ready to rock -- The Grateful Dead -- Gil Scott-Heron and Ghostbusters -- Broadway, soundtracks and comedy -- Dionne Warwick -- The Queen of Soul -- New wave, heavy metal, and Eurythmics -- Whitney -- Beyond the house that Barry built -- Arista pop explodes, into Milli Vanilli -- Arista Nashville and new country music -- LaFace rules! -- Bad boy -- Sarah McLachlan, Ace of Base, and the freewheeling nineties -- Supernatural Santana -- Instant major -- Alicia -- The J Records years -- Rod Stewart and the great American songbook -- Rock at the dawn of the twenty-first century -- American Idol and Kelly Clarkson -- More on the Idol franchise -- Accepting change and moving forward.
Summary: The chief creative officer of Sony Music presents a candid assessment of his life and the past half-century of popular music from an insider's perspective, tracing his work with a wide array of stars and personalities.