Clive Davis Comes Out in New Memoir
Author: William Johnson
February 19, 2013
In his new memoir, The Soundtrack of My Life, famed 80-year-old record executive Clive Davis not only reveals his behind-the-scenes interactions with pop stars such as Aretha Franklin and Whitney Houston, he also opens up about his long rumored bisexuality.
Rolling Stone reports:
Davis, who has been married and divorced twice, has never before publically addressed his sexuality. In a candid five-page section toward the end of the book, due in stores today, he writes that he first had a sexual encounter with a man during “the era of Studio 54.” “On this night, after imbibing enough alcohol, I was open to responding to his sexual overtures,” writes Davis, who says he had only been with women before. Being with a man, he writes, provided “welcome relief.”
After a period of “soul searching and self-analysis,” Davis separated from his second wife in 1985, and says that he went on to have simultaneous relationships with two women and a man. In 1990, he entered into a “monogamous relationship” with a male doctor, who is not named in the book. Although that relationship ended in 2004, Davis says he has been in a subsequent relationship with another man ever since.
[via Rolling Stone]