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The Jay Jay French Connection: Beyond the Music

This week on The Jay Jay French Connection: Beyond the Music is "Supermensch" Shep Gordon! Shep is one of the most legendary talent managers in the music indisustry - and he has the stories to back it. Shep has run the gamut of artists he's worked with - from Alice Cooper to Teddy Pendergrass, and Blondie to Frankie Valli. Hear these two talk all things music management, and share stories from their long runs in the music industry. Be sure to check out the documentary "Supermensch, produced & directed by Mike Myers, to learn even more about Shep's story.

1hr 7mins

27 Apr 2021

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066 Folge deinem Glück - mit Shep Gordon

Auf einen Espresso mit Lars Amend

Es gibt diese Menschen, die ein derart außergewöhnliches Leben führen, dass man aus dem Staunen und der Bewunderung gar nicht mehr heraus kommt. Shep Gordon ist so ein „Supermensch“. Er hat in den 1960er-Jahren zufällig neben den noch recht unbekannten Musikern Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison und Alice Cooper gewohnt und da sie ihn alle so sehr mochten, wurde er deren Manager. Und er machte aus ihnen Ikonen ihrer Zeit. Später hatte er die Idee, dass Köche eigentlich ins Fernsehen müssten, erfand den Begriff „Fernsehkoch“ und sorgte dafür, dass Köche ihre eigenen Shows im US-Fernsehen bekamen. So wurde zum Beispiel Anthony Bourdin weltberühmt. Er begleitete den Dalai Lama auf seinen Reisen und wurde einer seiner wichtigsten Berater. Was für ein Leben! In dieser Folge meines Podcasts verrät Shep Gordon seinen wichtigsten Ratschlag, wie man ein glückliches Leben führt. Inspiration pur! Zwei Empfehlungen in dieser Folge: Buch: Richard Reed - Was im Leben wichtig ist Dokumentation: Supermensch – Wer ist Shep Gordon? One Love, One Dream, One Team. Dein Lars

17mins

13 Apr 2021

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Episode 41 Shep Gordon: The Greatest Manager of Our Time & Creating History

The Music Makers

Shep Gordon is an icon in the music and film industry and a marketing mastermind for his clients. Some of his notable clients include Alice Cooper, Teddy Pendegrass, Luther Vandross, Kenny Loggins, Anne Murray, Emeril Lagasse, Roger Verge, Wolfgang Puck, Nobu Matsuhisa, and Groucho Marx. He’s also produced films like Kiss Of The Spiderwoman and Stop Making Sense. Shep has an autobiography called They Call Me Supermensch: A Backstage Pass ot the Amazing Worlds of Film, Food, and Rock ‘n Roll. And Mike Myers produced a documentary about him called Supermensch. Shep’s ideas and marketing antics are well-known and helped bring fame and notoriety to many of his clients, most notably Alice Cooper. This isn’t just another interview. Andy is digging deep into Shep’s thoughts on his long and storied career. For instance, his entire outlook on his career took shape after one amazing college prank. After taking some “black beauties” with his friends, they came up with an elaborate prank announcing the arrival of a supposed foreign dignitary. Soon the papers picked up the story when one of his friends was dressing up as this esteemed person. It was then that Shep learned that we have the ability to write history. It’s all in the delivery of the information. That one prank led to a long list of marketing stunts specifically designed to elevate and lengthen the careers of his clients, including Alice Cooper. Listen as Shep shares stories from his past and how they’ve informed his present. Not only has he come through Covid and all that it entails, but he’s also a brand new dad. To say that he’s had some huge shifts in perspective lately would certainly be an understatement. Though he’s been interviewed many times before, this is one Shep Gordon exclusive you won’t want to miss. Show Highlights: [00:10] Shep Gordon is the greatest manager of all time. Period. Learn more! [01:36] Welcome Shep to the show and learn what drew him to Maui.  [04:02] He shares what he learned from Roger Verge about food, marketing, life, and business. [07:18] How Mr. Verge’s views on service and compassion impacted Shep’s career.  [10:15] Why a college prank completely changed the trajectory of his career.  [13:40] Are there any major marketing stunts that stick out in his memory?  [17:22] Hear the story behind a huge balloon of Alice Cooper coming down the Thames.  [20:04] What’s a good recent epiphany he’s had to boost Alice’s presence?  [22:10] Has he ever had any periods of doubt in his music and film career?  [23:52] Shep shares one of his worst ideas ever.  [27:16] Which led to his second worst idea ever.  [31:00] Does he listen to music these days?  [32:39] How has Covid affected him and his work?  [34:26] Has he made any huge changes due to Covid?  [36:44] His advice for managers looking to reach that top level.  [38:42] Why gratitude is so important and what he’s looking forward to as Covid lets up.  LINKS & RESOURCES The Obstacle is the Way by Ryan Holiday Shep Gordon: Purchase or rent Shep's Supermensch Documentary: https://www.amazon.com/Supermensch-Shep-Gordon/dp/B00MYJHUGC/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=supermensch&qid=1615923010&sr=8-1 Purchase the audiobook for Supermensch: https://www.amazon.com/They-Call-Me-Supermensch-audiobook/dp/B01IA7MVLK/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=supermensch+book&qid=1615923090&sr=8-1 Shep on Instagram Alice Cooper’s Website - alicecooper.com Follow The Music Makers:  The Music Makers on Instagram The Music Makers podcast theme song was written and produced by Andy Kushner with help from the rhythm section and horn players of the band, SoundConnection. Sponsor: Kushner Entertainment Check out Andy's Other Podcast: The Wedding Biz

40mins

2 Apr 2021

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25. Shep Gordon: The Man Who Created Celebrity Chefs

On The Pass

Who is Shep Gordon? You’ve probably heard the popular phrase "Chefs Are The New Rockstars" — you can thank Shep for that.  He's the visionary who brought chefs like Roger Vergé, Emeril Lagasse, Wolfgang Puck, Roy Yamaguchi and Daniel Boulud to the mainstream and coined the term “Celebrity Chefs.” Coming from a colorful life as a music manager to artists like Alice Cooper, Luther Vandross, Blondie and Teddy Pendergrass to name a few, Shep brought his show business know-how to the culinary arts where he singlehandedly paved the path for chefs to become today's cultural icons. If you've seen him in the beloved 2013 documentary Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon, directed by Mike Myers, his persona is no different in this episode. Being the phenomenal storyteller that Shep is, he shares personal stories about some of today's most iconic chefs before their heydays, what he saw in chefs that encouraged him to create a highway for them to have a better life, and his own journey with food. For more info on Shep Gordon: Website https://www.shepgordon.com Follow Shep  https://www.instagram.com/supermenschshep/?hl=en For more info on The Art of Plating: http://theartofplating.com Sign up for our Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/g_Z1Bn Follow The Art of Plating: https://www.instagram.com/theartofplating/?hl=en Follow On The Pass: https://www.instagram.com/itsonthepass/?hl=en Follow our Host, Gabriel Ornelas: https://www.instagram.com/gabrielmornelas/?hl=en Ask about our creative agency, FARE: https://madebyfare.com

53mins

10 Feb 2021

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Shep Gordon Supermensch - The Man Who Made Chefs' Celebrities

The Raw Hospitality Show

Shep Gordon is an American talent manager, Hollywood film agent, and producer, and the star of a 2013 documentary, Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon, directed by Mike Myers.  Born in Jackson Heights, Queens, he has spent the last 47 years living in Maui and has just become the proud father of his first child (he also has 4 adopted children).This man truly is an all round great human being, adored by celebrities across the world and one of the most humble, appreciative, wise and spiritual person I have ever met, and I am honored to be able to call him a friend,  During today’s show we cover so many topics - we learn how hospitality is his passion, cooking is his mediation & hosting culinary jam sessions at his home in Maui are a regular occurrence.   He talks about his humbling experience working with the Dalai Lama for over 12 years, and how if being Alice Cooper’s manager (along with many other famous artists) wasn’t enough, he is the man single handedly responsible for creating celebrity chefs.Why did he do this?  Well, having been a close friend and then manager for the iconic French chef Roger Verge, he became angered by the differences he saw first hand in the way chefs vs rock stars were being treated, and after a conversation with Wolfgang Puck, he was called to go down to Spago for lunch, where he was met by 100 of the world’s greatest chefs holding a sign, asking for help.  From that point on, he made it his mission to stop chefs being seen as just staff, but to bring them/us out of the kitchen and give them/us not only a platform to show off their/our creativity & be recognized for their/our skills, but receive the status (and financial reward) they/we deserve.We go on to discuss the evolution of the culinary arts, the role of TV in the rise to stardom for chefs, and way that has changed over the years, for good and bad; We discuss the impact of the #metoo movement on the industry and with the current situation we’re all facing, he shares his thoughts on where he sees opportunity for chefs and restaurateurs moving forward in order to be successful in their business, be happy with who they are and deliver delight to customers.It really is a fascinating, wide ranging discussion, so sit back and enjoy….BIOAfter obtaining his B.A. in 1968 from the State University of New York at Buffalo in sociology, he attended The New School for Social Research for post-graduation work.  On moving to Los Angeles, California, he first got a job as a probation officer before becoming a legendary talent agent and friend of celebrities the world over.Music careerAfter being introduced to the band Alice Cooper by drummer Neal Smith’s sister Cindy Smith, he and his partner Joe Greenberg began to manage the group in 1968. Gordon went on to represent Anne Murray, Blondie, Teddy Pendergrass, Luther Vandross, Ben Vereen, Burton Cummings, The Calloways, Squeeze, Frankie Valli, Gary Wright, George Clinton, Gipsy Kings, Groucho Marx, Jean-Luc Ponty, Johnny Clegg, Kenny Loggins, King Sunny Ade, Lisa Fischer, Majek Fashek, Maurice White, Michelle Shocked, Mtume, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Pink Floyd, Pointer Sisters, Raquel Welch, Rick James, Sarah Miles, Stephanie Mills and Yvonne Elliman. He continues to manage Alice Cooper to this day without a contract.Gordon was a partner with Sammy Hagar (of Van Halen) on Cabo Wabo Tequila. He also partnered with Willie Nelson to create Old Whiskey River Bourbon.Culinary careerIn 1993 Gordon created Alive Culinary Resources, the first talent agency to represent chefs. In the words of Emeril Lagasse, “He single-handedly created celebrity chefs. His client list has included Celestino Drago, Charlie Trotter, Daniel Boulud, Dean Fearing, Emeril Lagasse, Jimmy Schmidt, Jonathan Waxman, Larry Forgione, Lydia Shire, Mark Miller, Mark Tarbell, Nobu Matsuhisa, Peter Merriman, Piero Selvaggio, Pino Luongo, Rovert Del Grande, Roger Vergé, Roy Yamaguchi, Sam Choy, Wolfgang Puck, and Alan Wong.Film careerGordon’s first film as a producer, The Duellists, won the Cannes Film Festival in 1977. He went on to create one of the first independent film production companies in the U.S., Alive Films, who made Roadie (1980) starring Meat Loaf. In 1983, Alive formed a partnership with Island Records to create Island Alive who made and distributed films including Koyaanisqatsi, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Stop Making Sense and Choose Me. The partnerhship was dissolved in 1985. Whales of August was produced after the split.Gordon also was Executive Producer on Wes Craven's Shocker and The People Under The Stairs, as well as John Carpenter’s Prince of Darkness and Village of the DamnedMike Myers directed Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon, a documentary on Shep’s life, distributed theatrically by The Weinstein Company in 2013. It featured Michael Douglas, Sylvester Stallone, Alice Cooper, Steven Tyler, Willie Nelson and Sammy Hagar.Gordon's memoir is titled, They Call Me Supermensch: A Backstage Pass to the Amazing Worlds of Film, Food, and Rock 'n' Roll. It was released on September 20, 2016, published through Anthony Bourdain's Harper Collins imprint, and debuted on the New York Times Best Seller List.Speaking engagementsGordon has spoken at various events; SXSW, Summit at Sea, and 92Y. He delivered the 2015 baccalaureate address at the Culinary Institute of America. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 15mins

16 Nov 2020

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Alice Cooper & Shep Gordon

My Favorite Friendship

Alice Cooper & Shep Gordon promised that they would stick together as business partners until they were millionaires but their legendary friendship has lasted over 50 years now and is still going as the rocker & manager/supermensch continue to grow their circle of family and friends.Research:Supermesnsch: The Legend of Shep Gordon: https://youtu.be/Zd0VOkPOrV0They Call Me Supermensch: A Backstage Pass To The Amazing Worlds Of Film, Food, And Rock'n'Roll - Shep GordonWhen Compassion And Profit Go Together: The Case Of Alice Cooper's Manager Shep Gordon - https://www.forbes.com/sites/ruthblatt/2014/06/13/when-compassion-and-profit-go-together-the-case-of-alice-coopers-manager-shep-gordon/#6e0c4d4d6cc7My Favorite Friendship is a #truefriendship podcast where hosts Brian Wohl and Marc Muszynski share real stories of the most famous friendships of all time.FOLLOW US:Brian Wohl:Twitter: http://twitter.com/brianwohlInstagram: http://instagram.com/brianwohlFacebook: http://facebook.com/brianwohlMarc Muszynski:Twitter: http://twitter.com/marcmuszynskiInstagram: http://instagram.com/marcmuszynskiFacebook: http://facebook.com/marcmuszynskiMy Favorite Friendship:Facebook: http://facebook.com/myfavoritefriendshipInstagram: http://instagram.com/myfavoritefriendshipTwitter: http://twitter.com/myfavfriendship

59mins

15 Oct 2020

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Talent Manager Shep Gordon on the Power of Building Relationships

Behind the Talent - Indeed

In this podcast episode, we sit down with talent manager Shep Gordon, whose ability to predict potential and build relationships has helped him develop some of the most iconic names in entertainment.

34mins

14 Sep 2020

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Deeper Digs: Shep Gordon

Pantheon - The Music Podcast Network

Christian gets the immense pleasure of a long interview with one of the greatest managers in all of rock n roll history, Shep Gordon, the Supermensch himself!. The very man who has helped guide Alice Cooper's career for over fifty years. He also dives into the movies he made, along with his help in creating the celebrity chef, which Emril Legasse says is the first of its kind!Shep Gordon is known in the entertainment industry as having an eye for talent and an innate understanding of what people find entertaining. After graduating from SUNY Buffalo, Shep moved to LA and in 1969 co-founded Alive Enterprises. Over the years, Gordon has been responsible for managing the careers of Alice Cooper, Groucho Marx, Raquel Welch, Luther Vandross, Kenny Loggins, and countless others. He’s also credited as creating the celebrity chef, which revolutionized the food industry and turned the culinary arts into the multi-billion dollar industry it is today. His clients include culinary legends, Wolfgang Puck, Emeril Lagasse, Nobu, Daniel Boulud and many more. In addition to the impact he’s had on the music, film and food industries, he’s also highly regarded for his philanthropic endeavors. Shep was named one of the 100 most influential people in Rolling Stone magazine. He was the subject of Mike Myers 2013 documentary - Supermensch The Legend of Shep Gordon.https://www.shepgordon.com/

2hr 27mins

12 Aug 2020

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Shep Gordon

Deeper Digs

Christian gets the immense pleasure of a long interview with one of the greatest managers in all of rock n roll history, Shep Gordon, the Supermensch himself!. The very man who has helped guide Alice Cooper's career for over fifty years. He also dives into the movies he made, along with his help in creating the celebrity chef, which Emril Legasse says is the first of its kind!Shep Gordon is known in the entertainment industry as having an eye for talent and an innate understanding of what people find entertaining. After graduating from SUNY Buffalo, Shep moved to LA and in 1969 co-founded Alive Enterprises. Over the years, Gordon has been responsible for managing the careers of Alice Cooper, Groucho Marx, Raquel Welch, Luther Vandross, Kenny Loggins, and countless others. He’s also credited as creating the celebrity chef, which revolutionized the food industry and turned the culinary arts into the multi-billion dollar industry it is today. His clients include culinary legends, Wolfgang Puck, Emeril Lagasse, Nobu, Daniel Boulud and many more. In addition to the impact he’s had on the music, film and food industries, he’s also highly regarded for his philanthropic endeavors. Shep was named one of the 100 most influential people in Rolling Stone magazine. He was the subject of Mike Myers 2013 documentary - Supermensch The Legend of Shep Gordon.https://www.shepgordon.com/

2hr 26mins

11 Aug 2020

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E05: Interview with Shep Gordon

Film/Survival

Music manager Shep Gordon speaks about working in the entertainment business. What is most inspiring about Shep, is that he created his career from ground zero through his original 'stunts' long before social media existed to attract attention for this longest-standing 'client', Alice Cooper. This interview illuminates his stance on breaking in, working hard, and collaboration. He also talks about his culinary recommendation for feeding a film crew. The end gives a snippet of his Chicken Soup recipe, which is TO DIE FOR. There is no one in this world like Shep Gordon and he is the ultimate guru for anyone wanting to make it in the media industry - with key ingredients of true originality and ingenuity, profound humility and being a very good Mensch.

14mins

6 Jul 2020

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