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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President of CBS Records — About Walter Yetnikoff Born in Brooklyn in and graduating from law school in the s, Walter Yetnikoff went on to become president of CBS Records from tocreating the most prestigious and profitable stable of artists in music history.

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Walter Yetnikoff – Wikipedia

Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. Music industry Music books reviews. He lives in Los Angeles. No trivia or quizzes yet. Within a few years, he was chasing pussy, as he puts it, 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.


Vodka for breakfast, secretary for lunch, signed the Stones at tea

This was a much better read than the Clive Davis book. Quotes from Howling at the Mo Charles Michener and Peter Duchin.

Adam Horovitz and Michael Diamond. 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.

A pig of a man.

yftnikoff We are experiencing technical difficulties. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. So They Call You Pisher! Yetnikoff’s autobiography, Howling at the Moonco-written with David Ritzwas published in Yetnikoff’s repentance and second chances. In the end, though, it’s just a prolonged sobriety story from a guy who is self-important yetnikoff in his humility.

In tye, Yetnikoff engineered the sale of ‘the all-American company of all-American music’ to Akio Morita and Norio Ohga of Sony, aka ‘the Happy Japs’, with whom he had first forged a relationship two decades earlier. This page was last edited on 13 Augustat Michael Abbattista rated it really liked it Sep 19, One of those original assholes who gave the human race a bad name, Yetnikoff on drugs was just a monster. He was also the most flamboyant, volatile and controversial personality to emerge from an industry and era defined by sex, howlig and debauchery.


The conflict climaxed with Asher’s controversial sacking by Yetnikoff in April [13].

Howling at the Moon: The Odyssey of a Monstrous Music Mogul in an Age of Excess by Walter Yetnikoff

He recounted in it how a Catholic priest, Monsignor Vincent E. Mar 02, Minutes.

As drug-crazed, booze-swilling megalomaniacs go, Yetnikoff makes excellent company. Nov 20, Scott rated it really liked it.

HOWLING AT THE MOON: Confessions of a Music Mogul in an Age of Excess

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Of course, that makes for some lurid entertainment, though I couldn’t quite get past the idea that I was spending wakter precious free-time with a man that actually approved the cover of this book. Howling At The Moon: