A Special Conversation with Clive Davis


To mark the publication of his new autobiography, The Soundtrack of My Life (Simon & Schuster; February 19, 2013), Clive Davis joins The Roxy Theatre on March 21st from 6-8pm for a behind the scenes of his incredible life orchestrating careers, creating stars and building musical empires several times over, taking us behind the scenes with fascinating anecdotes about some of the most talented musicians of the last sixty years.

Davis’ career has spanned more than forty years, and he has discovered, signed, or worked with a staggering array of artists: Whitney Houston, Janis Joplin, Simon and Garfunkel, Barry Manilow, Patti Smith, Lou Reed, Dionne Warwick, Carlos Santana, The Grateful Dead, Alicia Keys, Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson, and Aretha Franklin, to name a few. He has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, received a Lifetime Achievement Grammy, and hosted the world’s highest profile parties.

The Q&A will be moderated by Tom Sturges.

Proceeds from this special event will benefit MusiCares®, a nonprofit organization established by The Recording Academy® in 1989, to help music people in need and is presented in part by the Los Angeles Chapter of National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.

The Roxy has always been a destination for Clive Davis to showcase his “artist on the verge” and we couldn’t be more excited to host this very special Q&A.

Tickets are on sale now and each sold comes with a copy of “The Soundtrack of My Life”.

A True Cultural Institution

The Shorty Awards are for the best in Twitter and social media. Now, unless you’ve been living under a rock or are a total newcomer (in which case, Hello!), you know The Roxy is huge on social media. We have the largest online community of any venue in the United States with over 130,000 fans on Facebook and over 50k followers on Twitter.

The Roxy Theatre has been bringing you the best artists in the biz since 1973. We have hosted acts that have influenced everyone since before the doors even opened. And when they finally did, it was with a run of Neil Young shows. Since then, just a small list of those who have graced our stage: Bob Marley, Bruce Springsteen, Guns N Roses, Jane’s Addiction, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Cheech & Chong, David Bowie, Steve Martin, Taj Mahal, Lou Reed, Prince, X, No Doubt, Social Distortion, Weezer, Dick Dale, Maroon 5, The Donnas, Courtney Love. You know, to name a few and not even mention the birthplace of the Rocky Horror Picture Show in the United States.

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To vote here’s all you need to do:

Tweet this “I nominate @TheRoxy for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because…” and give a REAL reason. (This is important. No reason = no vote!)

Reasons may be current such as we bring you the latest in popular culture, music, movies, and entertainment across our various social media outlets. We are diverse in the music that comes through these doors as well as in the other events that happen here.

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