Table of Contents
   Introduction: Welcome to the Partyp. ix
   Straight Out of Brooklynp. 1
   Recovering from Shattering Lossesp. 13
   A Harvard Manp. 19
   A New Life Back in New Yorkp. 27
   The Offer That Changed My Lifep. 34
   Running Columbia Recordsp. 44
   Making A&R Movesp. 53
   Monterey Popp. 64
   Columbia Gets Hotp. 72
   Pearlp. 89
   Simon and Garfunkelp. 100
   Dylanp. 110
   What Kind of Career Do I Want?p. 125
   From Santana to Springsteenp. 133
   Talent Raids and Finding the Company's Soulp. 149
   The End of One Fantasyp. 163
   Searching for a New Beginningp. 179
   Arista Means Excellencep. 186
   Manilow Maniap. 192
   Building a New Labelp. 206
   Patti Smith and Lou Reedp. 220
   Ready to Rockp. 231
   The Grateful Deadp. 241
   Gil Scott-Heron and Ghostbustersp. 251
   Broadway, Soundtracks, and Comedyp. 263
   Dionne Warwickp. 271
   The Queen of Soulp. 278
   New Wave, Heavy Metal, and Eurythmicsp. 297
   Whitneyp. 307
   Beyond the House That Barry Builtp. 341
   Arista Pop Explodes ... into Milli Vanillip. 355
   Arista Nashville and New Country Musicp. 373
   LaFace Rules!p. 385
   Bad Boyp. 400
   Sarah McLachlan, Ace of Base, and the Freewheeling Ninetiesp. 412
   Supernatural Santanap. 423
   Instant Majorp. 435
   Aliciap. 452
   The J Records Yearsp. 462
   Rod Stewart and the Great American Songbookp. 472
   Rock at the Dawn of the Twenty-first Centuryp. 483
   American Idol and Kelly Clarksonp. 498
   More on the Idol Franchisep. 517
   Accepting Change and Moving Forwardp. 536
   Acknowledgmentsp. 553
   Indexp. 555