Shep Gordon – Supermensch

Shep Gordon is a American talent manager, Hollywood film agent, and producer.

He has MANAGED the rock star Alice Cooper for nearly 50 years AS WELL AS Blondie, The Gypsy Kings, Pink Floyd and fostered the career of Jimi Hendrix, Luther Vandross and Groucho Marx.

He also RESPONSIBLE FOR creating the “celebrity chef” culture and business of today.

Shep has featured in the documentary film Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon directed by Mike Myers, and last year published his own memoir which debuted on the New York Times Bestseller List.

His mantra is “Create history, don’t wait for it to happen”

AUDIOSUCCESS SECRETS

Chapters:
00:00 Trailer.
02:44 Brian’s thoughts on the episode.
05:32 Brian’s introduction.
06:10 Shep brought Alice Cooper to London to get banned by involving the media in shock tactics.
17:05 Alice Cooper’s first gig at Wembley Stadium in early 1970s.
18:57 Shep explains why he has never signed a contract with any of the artists he has represented.
21:55 Safe doesn’t work in marketing, you need to be a showman, hence some mad ideas.
36:36 How he conceived the idea of the Teddy Prendercast women-only shows.
39:19 Selling drugs to Jimmy Hendrix and the Chambers Brothers got Shep into the music business.
43:59 Drugs, alcohol and free love were all fun and games with no appreciation of the consequences.
48:16 Ambition which drives young artists to become famous could ultimately kill them.
55:29 How Shep deals with his overwhelming self-worth issues.
1:06:58 At Roy Choi book signing Shep meets Anthony Bourdain which leads to his own book.
1:08:50 Doing the book was revelatory, looking at his childhood and relationship with women.
1:16:20 Shep’s regard for Mr Roger for showing him the path to being happy.
1:29:31 Creating the celebrity chefs.
1:36:47 The chef business was like the Chitlin’ Circuit.
1:42:19 When Shep served Yak tea to the Dalai Lama.
1:52:03 Shep’s life now, in Maui, serving others and sharing his life.
1:54:59 His take on the recent Weinstein phenomena in the entertainment industry.
2:00:00 Who he thinks of as successful.
2:01:06 Profound concerns that keep Shep awake at night.
2:08:23 What Shep has changed his mind about recently.
2:09:46 What in Shep’s daily routine is surprising.
2:12:21 Telephone call the twenty-year-old Shep Gordon.
2:13:07 Success secrets.
2:13:46 Brian’s summing up.

Books:
They Call Me Supermensch

Notes:
Shep Gordon website
http://www.shepgordon.com/
Shep Gordon on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/SupermenschShep
Shep Gordon on Twitter
https://twitter.com/supermenschshep?lang=en
Supermensch (documentary film)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supermensch:_The_Legend_of_Shep_Gordon
Shep Gordon on Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shep_Gordon

Topics discussed:
Ed Sullivan Show
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ed_Sullivan_Show
Piccadilly Circus
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piccadilly_Circus
Fleet Street
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fleet_Street
Jaws (film)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaws_(film)
Hotel California (Eagles Album)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hotel_California_(Eagles_album)
Wayne’s World (film)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wayne%27s_World_(film)
School’s Out (song)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/School%27s_Out_(song)
The Duellists (film)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Duellists
Kung Fu’s “Grasshopper”

Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen (restaurant)

Home


Chitlin Circuit
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chitlin%27_Circuit
Buddhism
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddhism
Maui, Hawaii
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maui

People mentioned in this episode:
Mike Myers
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Myers
Alice Cooper
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice_Cooper
Mary Whitehouse
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Whitehouse
The Beatles
https://www.thebeatles.com/
The Rolling Stones
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rolling_Stones
Derek Taylor
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derek_Taylor
Elvis Presley
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elvis_Presley
Gypsy Kings
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gipsy_Kings
Terry O’Neil (photographer)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terry_O%27Neill_(photographer)
The Who
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Who
Frank Sinatra
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Sinatra
Jim Morrison
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Morrison
Janis Joplin
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Janis_Joplin
Teddy Pendergrass
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teddy_Pendergrass
Jimi Hendrix
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimi_Hendrix
The Chambers Brothers
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Chambers_Brothers
Joe Greenberg
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm5897910/bio
Luther Vandross
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luther_Vandross
Pink Floyd
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pink_Floyd
Michael Douglas
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Douglas
Sylvester Stallone
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sylvester_Stallone
Arnold Schwarzenegger
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arnold_Schwarzenegger
Whoopi Goldberg
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whoopi_Goldberg
Charlie Chaplin
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_Chaplin
Albert Finney
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Finney
Roy Choi
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_Choi
Anthony Bourdain
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Bourdain
Roger Vergé
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_Verg%C3%A9
Raquel Welch
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raquel_Welch
Groucho Marx
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Groucho_Marx
Blondie (band)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blondie_(band)
Anthony Quinn
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Quinn
Lorenzo Quinn
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lorenzo_Quinn
James Coburn III
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Coburn
Luciano Pavarotti
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luciano_Pavarotti
Barbra Streisand
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbra_Streisand
Clint Eastwood
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clint_Eastwood
Marcella Hazan
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marcella_Hazan
Sharon Stone
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sharon_Stone
Dalai Lama
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dalai_Lama
Wolfgang Puck
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolfgang_Puck
Nobu Matsuhisa
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nobu_Matsuhisa
Larry Forgione
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_Forgione
Alice Waters
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice_Waters
Lionel Wigram (film producer)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lionel_Wigram_(film_producer)
Charlie Trotter
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_Trotter
Mark McCormack
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_McCormack
Jamie Oliver
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jamie_Oliver
Harvey Weinstein
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvey_Weinstein

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Ramskee925
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Man Shep is such and interesting dude. Great interview Bryan and the London Real crew!

movingonandup773494
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These videos never play for me. 🙁

movingonandup773494
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Omg. After watching Supermesch, I fell in love. I am literally in LOVE with Shep. I sooooo love this man. Signed, a complete stranger to Shep. ❤️