Especially during this pandemic, I often find that I spend more time searching on  Netflix, than actually watching something. I recall the time a few years ago, I came across  Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon  and was pleasantly surprised. I had never heard of Shep prior, but seeng that he was a talent manger, the movie piqued my interest.

According to his website, “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 that 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.”

Sadly, a re-watch wasn’t in the cards as it’s no longer on Netflix, but after a quick “Google search,” I was happy to see that in 2016, Shep’s memoir titled, “They Call Me Supermensch: A Backstage Pass to the Amazing Worlds of Film, Food, and Rock ‘n’ Roll” was released through Anthony Bourdain’s Harper Collins imprint, and debuted on the New York Times Best Seller List.

Presently, Shep lives in Maui where he might bump into the likes of Oprah, Clint Eastwood and Willie Nelson.

The Legend of ‘Super’ Shep Gordon Continues
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