The Last Record Man - Clive Davis

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Janis Joplin, Bruce Springsteen, Whitney Houston and Barry Manilow are all household names, not just in this country but around the world, and one record executive helped them on their way to stardom.

His name is Clive Davis and in a career spanning over 50 years - and still going strong - he has helped to transform the music industry.

Paul Gambaccini attempts to reveal how this magician has performed his tricks, or, at least, to tell the story of "The Last Record Man."

The documentary features contributions from the man himself, plus Barry Manilow, Jennifer Hudson, Carlos Santana, Whitney Houston, Rolling Stone Contributing Editor Antony DeCurtis, record producer LA Reid, A&R man Peter Edge, and Associate Professor at NYU's Clive Davis Institute of Popular Music Jason King.

There's music from Big Brother and the Holding Company to Alicia Keys, Bruce Springsteen to Earth, Wind & Fire, Santana to Barry Manilow, and Air Supply to Whitney Houston.

Paul Gambaccini tells the story of Clive Davis, who has enjoyed 50 years as a hitmaker.