Howling at the Moon has ratings and 19 reviews. Mister said: I It turns out that everything I’ve ever read about Walter Yetnikoff is true — he’s a drug-fueled, . HOWLING AT THE MOON: Confessions of a Music Mogul in an Age of Excess. Walter Yetnikoff, Author, David Ritz, With. Broadway $ (p) ISBN. Show biz memoir at its name-dropping, bridge-burning, profane best: the music industry’s most outspoken, outrageous, and phenomenally successful.
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The Shadow in the Garden. Mar 01, Lynda rated it really liked it. I reach for his throat. When Yetnikoff visited Tokyo to celebrate the deal, which saw him charged with finding a new head of Columbia Pictures, he was locked in his room by two bodyguards to protect him from finding stimulant-fuelled trouble on the Ginza Strip.
Dirty Wars and Polished Silver. In the late 80s, Jackie Kennedy Onassisthen an editor of Doubledayapproached Yetnikoff about writing his life story. I bought this for a dollar at a library book sale, though I’m sure I deliberated the value of its purchase.
Dec 07, Steven Pofcher rated it did not like it. Aug 17, Jean rated it really liked it Shelves: The story moves swiftly from his youth in an abusive Brooklyn household of Polish Jews to his rapid ascent in the business affairs department at CBS Records.
Buy the Audiobook Download: Having risen howlihg working-class Brooklyn and the legal department of Mopn, Yetnikoff, who freely admitted to being tone deaf, was an unlikely label head.
He recounted in it how a Catholic priest, Monsignor Vincent E. Absolutely loved this book.
Mar 02, Pages. President of CBS Records — He had long since been left by his wife, June, yetnijoff love of his life, along with the booze and the money. Unlike great record men of the past, Yetnikoff was never a fan of the music first – in fact, he was tone-deaf – and the artists he served could often feel his lack of deference.
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Vodka for breakfast, secretary for lunch, signed the Stones at tea
Yet Yetnikoff’s chutzpah shines through this book in all its grotesque and hilarious guises. Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. But he had an uncanny knack for fostering talent and intimidating rivals with his appalling behavior—usually fueled by an howking combination of cocaine and alcohol.
Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. Within a few years, he was chasing pussy, as he puts yetnikofff, halfway across the world with Barbra Streisand’s boyfriend, and wooing such groups as the Rolling Stones to his label, after a race with Mick Jagger to see who could first calculate French VAT rates on the back of two cocktail mats.
The Jewish Yetnikoff noted that he viewed Father Puma as a mentor: For example, Billy Joel speaks of how Yetnikoff bought back Joel’s publishing rights and gave them to him as a birthday present. Read this in 2 sittings. Return to Book Page.
Please try again later. After months of relentless pursuit, I had them. Archived from the original on March 12, At the Grammy Awards, Jackson called Yetnikoff up to the podium saying that he was “the best president of any company.
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Reflecting on the sinister cycle that left his career in tatters and CBS flush with cash, Yetnikoff emerges with a hunger for redemption and a new reverence for his working-class Brooklyn roots. It walte is that rare memoir by a person who actually has power and control over lots of things, rather than by a person who was a victim and remains likable.
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The story of a nice Jewish boy who grew up into a raging power-addicted “milk” monster, was called “Good Father” by Michael Jackson, was bested in an flash economics quiz by Mick Jagger, played a great practical joke with a bagel, and refused to bathe a festering wallter for fear of “arm clap. The conflict climaxed with Asher’s controversial sacking by Yetnikoff in April . They were all under contract to CBS Records, making it the most successful label of the era.
Howling at the Moon: The Odyssey of a Monstrous Music Mogul in an Age of Excess by Walter Yetnikoff
Occasionally he throws in a story about Michael Jackson that makes Michael seem, if ystnikoff can believe it, even creepier. Published March 2nd by Broadway first published January 1st I thoroughly enjoyed the characters and the behind the scenes insights. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. See all books by Walter YetnikoffDavid Ritz. There was a problem adding your email address. He was also the most flamboyant, volatile and controversial personality to emerge from an industry and era defined by sex, drugs and debauchery.
True to form, Walter raided the minibar, got blasted and, seeing no other means of escape, opened a hotel window and vented his rage by literally howling at the moon. All they had to do was sign when suddenly at 3 A. Sep 29, Bill rated it really liked it.