Meet Shep Gordon, the most powerful man in Hollywood you’d never heard of

Shep Gordon relaxing at his home in Hawaii
Shep Gordon relaxing at his home in Hawaii

[rating=3]Starring:  N/A – Documentary film
Writer(s):  N/A – Documentary film
Director(s):  Beth Aala and Mike Myers

Leo Rosten, author of The Joys of Yiddish, defines the word mensch as meaning “someone to admire and emulate, someone of noble character.”  As we see in this strong documentary film from Mike Myers and Beth Aala, Shep Gordon is more than just an ordinary mensch.

Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon tells the story of a man who knew nothing about the music business, but his first client as a manager was Alice Cooper.  How did he become Cooper’s manager?   By interrupting what he thought was a sexual assault at the hotel he was checking into.  The woman who punched him for coming to her aid was Janis Joplin, the man was Jimi Hendrix and after the three got to be friends, Hendrix suggested that Shep become a manager.

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