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Clive : working for the man in the age of vinyl / Don Silver; with foreword by Daniel J. Levitin.

Silver, Don, 1956- (Author). Levitin, Daniel J. (Author of introduction, etc.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Berklee College of Music.

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Stan Getz Library ML3790 .S55 2012 37684001087364 Library Stacks Copy hold / Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780985767303
  • ISBN: 0985767308
  • Physical Description: xi, 100 pages : ill.; 21 cm.
  • Publisher: United States : Holloway Press, 2012

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Foreward Daniel J. Levitin -- CLIVE: Working for the man in the age of vinyl -- Postscript -- About the author.
Summary, etc.:
At twenty-one, after years playing in a band, Don Silver filled his briefcase with overblown resumes and headed to New York City, where he landed a job every musician dreamed of: working as an A&R man for Clive Davis. The problem was, the year was 1981 and the charts were topped by disco records. And to Don's horror, Clive seemed more interested in making hit singles that would make the cash register jingle than in finding great artists making important music. In two years, Don went from wanting nothing more than to please his temperamental boss to wanting nothing to do with the world this talented narcissist ruled. But is it that easy to give up the perks and power? Filled with the same love of language and lyricism that made his first novel, Backward-Facing Man, a critical success, this short literary memoir is not just a portrait of a great record man, but a riff on life, ambition and music that will touch readers hearts and souls, just like great rock n roll.
Subject: Music trade.
Sound recording industry.
Davis, Clive

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