The New York Times Review: Soundtrack Of Our Lives


Review: In ‘Clive Davis,’ the Evolution of a Music Mogul

Chris Perkel’s reverent documentary “Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives” is a valedictory for Mr. Davis, the music executive whose Midas touch with radio hits across genres — especially at Arista Records, from 1975-2000 — is industry legend. The career of Mr. Davis, now 85, covering the 1960s to the present, is remarkable when you consider his longevity and resilience given pop music’s core audience of young listeners. Entertainment luminaries — Aretha Franklin, Puff Daddy, Bruce Springsteen, Patti Smith, Alicia Keys and many others — attest to his golden ear and marketplace savvy.

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