Table of Contents for Soundtrack of My Life


Introduction: Welcome to the Party ix
Straight Out of Brooklyn
1(12)
Recovering from Shattering Losses
13(6)
A Harvard Man
19(8)
A New Life Back in New York
27(7)
The Offer That Changed My Life
34(10)
Running Columbia Records
44(9)
Making A&R Moves
53(11)
Monterey Pop
64(8)
Columbia Gets Hot
72(17)
Pearl
89(11)
Simon and Garfunkel
100(10)
Dylan
110(15)
What Kind of Career Do I Want?
125(8)
From Santana to Springsteen
133(16)
Talent Raids and Finding the Company's Soul
149(14)
The End of One Fantasy
163(16)
Searching for a New Beginning
179(7)
Arista Means Excellence
186(6)
Manilow Mania
192(14)
Building a New Label
206(14)
Patti Smith and Lou Reed
220(11)
Ready to Rock
231(10)
The Grateful Dead
241(10)
Gil Scott-Heron and Ghostbusters
251(12)
Broadway, Soundtracks, and Comedy
263(8)
Dionne Warwick
271(7)
The Queen of Soul
278(19)
New Wave, Heavy Metal, and Eurythmics
297(10)
Whitney
307(34)
Beyond the House That Barry Built
341(14)
Arista Pop Explodes... into Milli Vanilli
355(18)
Arista Nashville and New Country Music
373(12)
LaFace Rules!
385(15)
Bad Boy
400(12)
Sarah McLachlan, Ace of Base, and the Freewheeling Nineties
412(11)
Supernatural Santana
423(12)
Instant Major
435(17)
Alicia
452(10)
The J Records Years
462(10)
Rod Stewart and the Great American Songbook
472(11)
Rock at the Dawn of the Twenty-first Century
483(15)
American Idol and Kelly Clarkson
498(19)
More on the Idol Franchise
517(19)
Accepting Change and Moving Forward
536(17)
Acknowledgments 553(2)
Index 555