Clive Davis has a few stories to share with you -- quite a few, actually. The legendary executive and producer, a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and five-time Grammy winner, created the playlist below to be a sonic journey through his long career, interspersed with commentary and anecdotes from the man himself, all related to his just-released memoir, "The Soundtrack of My Life" (Simon & Schuster). If you subscribe to the playlist via Spotify, you will be automatically entered to win a copy of the book, signed by Davis.
Last week, Billboard.biz posted an excerpt from "The Soundtrack of My Life" in which Davis relates the story of Simon & Garfunkel's ascent to superstardom and subsequent breakup.
I believed [Paul Simon] was underestimating the challenge of what he was setting out to do, and that it was my job to be honest with him and make clear the risk he was taking.
To a degree that I didn’t fully understand at the time, Paul was not at all happy to hear this.
As well, earlier this month Davis was honored by Billboard, via the Power 100 List, with the musical visionary award, now to be renamed in his honor. Billboard.biz spoke with Clive on the red carpet and following the awards, which you can read and watch here.