Reader Blind Item
In the mid 1970’s, there was a public altercation between two men witnessed by a number of people.
One of the men was a Hollywood mogul all of you know.
The other was a singer/songwriter whose greatest success came as part of a band in the 1960’s who were one of the biggest American groups of the day. His solo career was not commercially successful although it was critically acclaimed and his music is well thought of by other musicians.
He has had a career resurgence of sorts since his death particularly among indie rockers and there has been a documentary as well as several books about him.
Part of the problem was mismanagement and incompetent marketing of his music and career and part of the problem was the singer/songwriter’s drug problems.
The altercation was supposedly about his latest album and problems with its release and being over budget as the mogul ran the label the singer/songwriter recorded for.
In retrospect, many consider this record the singer/songwriter’s finest achievement and a masterpiece.
This is only partly true.
The singer/songwriter was also angry about the mogul’s interest in his young son asking him if he would be interested in child acting etc.
The singer/songwriter had heard the stories which existed even then and he ended up both yelling at and slapping around the mogul.
He changed labels right after that.
Son: Kai Clark