Clive Davis


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Born April 4, 1932 in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY, Clive Jay Davis was raised in a middle-class, blue-collar environment by his parents, Herman and Florence Davis. A dedicated student, he earned full scholarships to New York University, from which he graduated magna cum laude in 1953, and Harvard Law School. Davis was admitted to the New York Bar Association in 1957, and joined the firm of Rosenman, Colin, Kaye, Petschek and Freund. One of its clients was the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS), and Davis would join its subsidiary record label, Columbia Records, as its assistant counsel at the age of 28. A string of impressive legal feats, which included keeping Bob Dylan o...

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