HOWLING AT THE MOON WALTER YETNIKOFF PDF

They were all under contract to CBS Records, making it the most successful label of the era. He was also the most flamboyant, volatile and controversial personality to emerge from an industry and era defined by sex, drugs and debauchery. Having risen from working-class Brooklyn and the legal department of CBS, Yetnikoff, who freely admitted to being tone deaf, was an unlikely label head. But he had an uncanny knack for fostering talent and intimidating rivals with his appalling behavior—usually fueled by an explosive combination of cocaine and alcohol. His tantrums, appetite for mind-altering substances and sexual exploits were legendary. In Japan to meet the Sony executives who acquired CBS during his tenure, Walter was assigned a minder who confined him to a hotel room.

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This was a man who began his day with a glass of vodka and a cigarillo while his barber dyed his beard and stuck cocaine up his nose simultaneously. Yet he presided over the most profitable and prestigious stable of artists of all time. The rest of his time was spent soothing the egos of superstars such as Michael Jackson or Bruce Springsteen, in between screwing his competitors and his secretary.

Yetnikoff lost, but the Stones still signed. 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. Walking in Neverland with his biggest star, who preferred to conduct business in whispers, he is overwhelmed by an urge to startle him.

When Jackson released Thriller, which became the most successful album of all time, Yetnikoff threatened to expose the editor of Rolling Stone as a bigot unless he put this black man on the cover of his magazine.

As long as the base interests of Yetnikoff and his artists coincided, great records were made that sold in their millions. But his appetites came to dominate him.

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. The following year, he finally checked into rehab. Rather, in selling out to the Japanese, he made himself more vulnerable to rivals inside and out the company - and he had innumerable rivals. It finishes with its protagonist humiliated by those who had studied at his feet or over a line in the boardroom lavatory.

He had long since been left by his wife, June, the love of his life, along with the booze and the money. He is largely responsible for turning record companies into little more than the showgirls of multinational corporations, but in his pomp, he got the best from his talent, and in that there is a lesson for his heirs, albeit one of dubious propriety.

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Walter Yetnikoff

This was a man who began his day with a glass of vodka and a cigarillo while his barber dyed his beard and stuck cocaine up his nose simultaneously. Yet he presided over the most profitable and prestigious stable of artists of all time. The rest of his time was spent soothing the egos of superstars such as Michael Jackson or Bruce Springsteen, in between screwing his competitors and his secretary. Yetnikoff lost, but the Stones still signed. 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. Walking in Neverland with his biggest star, who preferred to conduct business in whispers, he is overwhelmed by an urge to startle him. When Jackson released Thriller, which became the most successful album of all time, Yetnikoff threatened to expose the editor of Rolling Stone as a bigot unless he put this black man on the cover of his magazine.

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