Clive Davis will make a promotional swing through Southern California over the next several days in conjunction with the publication of his new book, “The Soundtrack of My Life,” written with veteran Rolling Stone writer Anthony DeCurtis.
Davis will do a book signing at Book Soup in West Hollywood at 4 p.m. March 15; and on March 20, participate in a sold-out Q&A session with Grammy Museum Executive Director Robert Santelli in the museum's 200-seat theater that bears Davis' name. He’ll also visit the Roxy in West Hollywood for a moderated Q&A event at 6 p.m. March 21.
“The Soundtrack of My Life” recently entered the New York Times' bestseller list at No. 2, with that newspaper’s review calling it an “entertaining if overfilled new memoir.” Los Angeles Times pop music critic Randall Roberts praised Davis’ “calm openness” in discussing various facets of his long career as one of the music industry’s quintessential “record men” -- executives who understand the music as well as the business aspects of the pop music world.
The 608-page volume touches on Davis' early years as a lawyer for Columbia Records on his way to eventually running the label, his working relationships with scores of artists including Janis Joplin, Bruce Springsteen and Patti Smith leading up to Whitney Houston, Kelly Clarkson and Jennifer Hudson. The book also includes a few personal revelations, including his bisexuality.