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Record executive Clive Davis reveals he's bisexual in memoir

Chances are his friends aren't a bit surprised by this news.

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Chances are his friends aren't a bit surprised by this news.



Record executive Clive Davis has a new memoir out called The Soundtrack of My Life, but there’s one cut on that album people weren’t expecting: The 80-year-old reveals he has lived a “bisexual life” for years.

Rolling Stone cites a short section near the end of the book in which Davis says his first fling with a man happened in “the era of Studio 54.” That kind of renders all his stories about working with Bruce Springsteen, worrying about Whitney Houston and fighting with Kelly Clarkson kind of second-class.

“On this night, after imbibing enough alcohol, I was open to responding to his sexual overtures,” Davis wrote about the encounter. He called the homosexual escapade a “welcome relief.”

He continues by saying that after some “soul searching and self-analysis, he decided to leave his second and final wife in 1985, then carried on simultaneous relationships with two women and a man. Wow, how did he find the time to do that?

Davis also says he was in a “monogamous relationship” with an unnamed male doctor from 1990 to 2004, and had “one very trying year” dealing with his son Mitchell, who apparently didn’t approve of learning the truth about his dad.

Davis is currently in another relationship with another man, he writes. Maybe if Davis named any of these guys, they could share insight into Clive’s role in the Milli Vanilli scandal, or how he signed Alicia Keys.

[Last modified: Tuesday, February 19, 2013 4:34pm]


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