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You probably don’t recognize this guy but he’s known far and wide in the entertainment industry. That’s Shep Gordon, legendary manager of artists like Alice Cooper, Blondie, Teddy Pendergrass and ‘celebrity chefs’ Wolfgang Puck and Emeril Lagasse. In fact, Shep is credited with inventing the celebrity chef phenomenon.  In the ‘60s he was friends with Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin. He’s known for hosting everyone from Sylvester Stallone to Mike Myers in his Maui home to protect them from the dark side of fame. 

“I made excuses to myself for how I made a living and tried to do it as honorably as I could, but I can’t say that I’m proud. … If you make someone famous, they have to pay a price.”

There’s a documentary about him called Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon that came out last year and now it’s on Netflix. 

You’ll hear Shep tell stories of how he made little-known artists into household names–tricks like hiring people to take photos with flash and no film to give the impression that his clients were important. 

He spoke to Terry in 2014.  

(Photo Christina House / LA Times)

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