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Re-Chris Blackwell

Bob, I worked with Chris for almost 11 years. From 1989 to 2000.  He is a true legend, a true entrepreneur and truly loved by almost everyone who’s lives he touched. He was literally the James Bond of the music business. A style of doing business and dealing with artists that was simply unique.   Her […]

The Chris Blackwell Book

“The Islander: My Live in Music and Beyond”: 1 He’s no Clive Davis… But that’s a good thing! As a matter of fact, when most people were being influenced by the music Blackwell brought to the world, they had no idea who he was. After all, in the U.S. Island records were distributed by […]

The Arista Book

“Looking for the Magic: New York City, the ’70s and the Rise of Arista Records”: 1 I wasn’t interested. Another testimonial to self-aggrandizing Clive Davis. But that’s not what it is. Bob Merlis sent the hype and at first I ignored it, but then I said “what the hell” and asked him to send […]

Fiona and Jane This is a hot book. But it’s not for everybody. Amy told me a long story, encompassing infidelity, illness and cash. And when she was done, she asked me if I liked it, if I was bored. And I told her the only thing that matters is people and their stories. But not everyone […]