Clive Davis Comes Out As Bisexual In Memoir

Clive Davis Comes Out As Bisexual In Memoir


February 19, 2013

Renowned record executive Clive Davis has lots of stories to tell about the artists he helped make household names (i.e. Whitney Houston, Bruce Springsteen, Kelly Clarkson), but it's Davis' reveal of his bisexuality that has people talking about his new memoir The Soundtrack of My Life.

The admittance shows up in a "a candid five-page section toward the end of the book," Rolling Stone reports. Davis writes, "After my second marriage failed, I met a man who was also grounded in music. Having only had loving relationships and sexual intimacy with women, I opened myself up to the possibility that I could have that with a male, and found that I could."

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The 80-year-old music-industry legend goes on to say that he experimented with his sexuality at the infamous nightclub Studio 54 and all these years later, he is now in a relationship with a man. However, Davis adds, "I never stopped being attracted to women. Bisexuality is misunderstood; the adage is that you're either straight or gay or lying, but that's not my experience. To call me anything other than bisexual would be inaccurate."

The Soundtrack of My Life, a fascinating memoir comprised of Davis' interactions with A-list musicians, is in bookstores now.


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