On March 21, 2019, the Bedford Playhouse was host to a very special evening. The theater screened the documentary, “Clive Davis, The Soundtrack of our Lives” about the legendary music executive and Bedford resident, Clive Davis.
Attendees to the event were in for a unique event as the cafe of the Playhouse hosted a pre-screening party for the guests. In attendance was none other than Clive Davis himself and well as singer/songwriter Rob Thomas. Mr. Thomas is well known as an accomplished musician and the front man of the band Matchbox Twenty. He also wrote the hit song “Smooth” which he recorded with Carlos Santana.
Prior to the screening guests mingled in main floor cafe space enjoying cocktails from the Playhouse bar, tasting appetizers and listening to sounds of a pianist playing on the baby grand piano. Attendees also had great photo opportunities and a chance to meet Clive Davis and Rob Thomas.
Mr. Davis has enjoyed a decades long career as one of the most famous executives in the music industry. Starting in the 1960s at Columbia Records and later at Arista Records. He has signed such famous recording acts such as Bruce Springsteen, Janis Joplin, Santana, Chicago, Billy Joel, Blood Sweat and Tears, Earth Wind and Fire and Aerosmith. Later he would bring to his label such acts as Whitney Houston and Alicia Keys. This is just a partial list.
The two hour documentary directed by Chris Perkle spans his five decade long career in the recording industry and his tremendous influence on modern popular music. As well Davis is a multi Grammy award winner and was inducted into Rock and Roll Hall in Fame in 2000 in the non-performers category. The film is a fascinating look at the rich career of a icon in the music business. Bedford resident and musician, Rob Thomas joined Davis on stage following the screening for a Q & A session. The audience was treated to interesting stories and insights into this fascinating man.
This was certainly an exciting evening for those who attended. The Bedford Playhouse is more than just a movie theater, it is a mecca for film, music, the arts and important and unique cultural events such as this. Make sure you follow us and the Playhouse for upcoming movies, events and music. See you at the Bedford Playhouse!.
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