Bob Dylan 'Shocked' Clive Davis Was Able to Air His Record

Music mogul reveals details behind the careers of Dylan, Whitney Houston and Aretha Franklin.
2:00 | 02/22/13

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More from the man who helped launch the careers of music legends like Bruce Springsteen and Whitney Houston Clive Davis has shaped half a century of music now he is sharing. His amazing stories in his brand new memoir. The soundtrack of my life it's in stores now. And he sat down with ABC's Cynthia McFadden. The more than fifty years. Legendary music producer Clive Davis has been able to get the -- most talented artists could check their egos at the door. He convinced Aretha Franklin to get on the -- and look. Talk to skeptical Whitney Houston into recording a song. She was -- crazy about. In his new book -- soundtrack of my life. Davis tells the stories of how his persistence has created the soundtrack. For many of our lines like the time Bob Dylan -- Davis a song he'd written thinking it was. Far too -- for the public to hear. Attention you know. Just cook could be a single volume was -- can you get the praise they leaving laying on the big deal. Is that I think -- Decades later Davis is still pushing -- was there -- acclaimed songwriter Diane Warren tried -- one of her new songs for him. I hope we don't view this congresswoman who Mary. An artist. -- hit song people are scared of artists and -- 150. Let's not an animated Medicaid beginning and they -- sell ten million records they're not mad anymore you Phillips I did you -- tell -- I don't would do wonderful award and for that reason unborn son Aretha Franklin again because there is no voice. Michael -- preferred. And not even the queen of soul can say no to the great Clive Davis. The Good Morning America I'm Cynthia McFadden in Los Angeles.

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