Clive Davis on Becoming Head of Columbia, Beatlemania, Clubbing with Lou Reed and Whitney Houston's Legacy (Video)

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The template for Hollywood's off-hours glamour was set with the opening of The Beverly Hills Hotel on May 12, 1912. Countless stars and moguls have camped out at the hotel's famous bungalows over the years, among them renowned 82-year-old music executive Clive Davis.

THR's Shirley Halperin spoke with the record producer and music industry executive at Billboard's Power 100 event.

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 "I had gotten into music by accident."

In a conversation with Shirley Halperin, music editor for The Hollywood Reporter, Clive Davis reflected on his early years as a struggling college student and the serendipitous turn of events that led to him taking the helm of Columbia Records, as well as the onset of Beatlemania, taking a walk with Lou Reed to the wild side of the 1970's New York club scene and, of special importance to the namesake of Billboard's Clive Davis Visionary Award (just this week awarded to Joe Smith), protecting and preserving the legacy of Whitney Houston.

Watch the video below.