June 20, 2022
The independent label ARISTA was a place where both Barry Manilow and Patti Smith would release records in the mid-70s. Tonight on Inquiry we talk with music journalist MITCHELL COHEN. He has also done A&R for labels like Arista, Columbia, and Verve Records. His new book is an insider’s look at Arista Records in the crazy 1970s: LOOKING FOR THE MAGIC: NEW YORK CITY, THE ’70S, AND THE RISE OF ARISTA RECORDS.