Clarence Avant, Music’s Mighty Maestro, Takes His Final Bow at 92 – How’d He Do It All? πŸŽΆπŸ’ΌπŸŒŸ

TL;DR: Clarence Avant, a titan in the music industry known as “The Godfather of Black Music,” has passed away at the age of 92. From guiding superstars like Quincy Jones to orchestrating influential business deals, and advocating for Black athletes, Avant’s legacy spans across music, politics, sports, and culture. Born in a segregated hospital, he became a game-changer, following advice to never reveal how much you know, and to ask for as much money as possible, “without stuttering.” πŸŽ§πŸŽ€πŸ’°

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A Legend Who Wasn’t Afraid to Ask for More:
What’s the secret behind a man who shaped the careers of musical icons, played a vital role in the sales of record labels, and even had a hand in sports? It’s Clarence Avant, people, a man who’s probably influenced everything from your Spotify playlist to that TV special on Muhammad Ali. πŸ₯ŠπŸŽ΅

Born in 1931, this North Carolina native dropped out of high school and eventually found himself mingling with the likes of Louis Armstrong and Al Capone. Can you imagine the crazy stories he must’ve had at parties? πŸ˜†

His career began in the ’50s, managing legends like Sarah Vaughan, and later rocking the ’70s as a patron of Black-owned radio stations. Oh, and did we mention he headed Motown after Berry Gordy Jr. sold it? Who needs a cape when you have that kind of resume? πŸ¦Έβ€β™‚οΈπŸŽΌ

A Name Behind Names:
Ever heard of the S.O.S Band or Sixto Rodriquez? Thank Avant for that. What about Sussex and Tabu labels? Yep, that’s Clarence again. He didn’t just influence music; he broke barriers and brokered sales like Stax Records to Gulf and Western in ’68. Now, how’s that for hustling? πŸ’ΌπŸš€

Shaping Politics and Sports:
He’s got a name that rings bells, but his influence doesn’t stop at music. From helping Michael Jackson organize his first solo tour to raising money for Clinton and Obama, this man was everywhere! πŸŽΆπŸ›οΈ

And, ever wonder how Henry Aaron got those lucrative commercial deals? Avant’s connection to Coca-Cola’s president helped Aaron secure the big bucks. How about Jim Brown’s transition from football to acting? Clarence, again. This guy was like the music industry’s Swiss Army knife! πŸˆπŸ“½οΈ

A Legacy of Love and Influence:
Despite his achievements, Avant’s story has its tragedies. The recent murder of his beloved wife, Jacqueline, shook the world. But his family and countless admirers keep his memory and influence alive. Clarence Avant’s life was not just about stardom and fortune but the love, passion, and importance of arts, culture, and entertainment. ❀️🌍

Did Avant ever reveal all he knew? Maybe not. But his approach to life gave us a legacy that’s both public and behind the scenes. And his friends, family, and countless lives he touched keep the beat of his influence going.

Question to Spark Discussion:
In a world that constantly values self-promotion and oversharing, what can we learn from Clarence Avant’s discreet yet immensely influential way of living? How can his approach to negotiation and relationships shape our lives and careers? Is it about time we started asking for more “without stuttering?” πŸ€”