Saturday, March 6, 2010
Clive Davis - Rock and Roll Hall of famer
On March 6, 2000 exactly 10 years ago today, Clive Davis a lawyer turned music executive was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
He became president of CBS Records in 1967. During his tenure he signed artists like Janice Joplin, Santana, Bruce Springsteen, Chicago, Billy Joel, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Pink Floyd, Earth, Wind & Fire.
In 1974 he became president of Arista where he signed artists like Barry Manilow,Aretha Franklin, Dionne Warwick and Whitney Houston. He left Arista in 2000. At present he is chief creative officer at Sony BMG.