Music industry veteran Clive Davis discusses many things in his new memoir “The Soundtrack of My Life,” but it’s his confirmation of his bisexual sexual orientation that will probably attract the most attention.
Rolling Stone reports that Davis reserves the revelation for a “candid five-page section toward the end of the book.” Apparently, Davis’ first same-sex experience was in the ’70s “era of Studio 54” but it wasn’t until he separated from his second wife in 1985 that he began a serious relationship with a man — while simultaneously dating two other women.
From 1990 to 2004, Davis had a monogamous relationship with an unnamed male doctor. He is currently involved in another committed relationship with a man, but continues to consider himself bisexual.
The 80-year-old record executive also discusses his famed professional relationship with Whitney Houston and his concerns over her lifestyle, and the battles he had with “American Idol” champ Kelly Clarkson over her deeply personal third album, “My December.”
“The Soundtrack of My Life” goes on sale today (Feb. 19).