Music Legend Clive Davis Comes Out As Bisexual

In a new book, Davis tells of his longtime relationships with men. Music producer signed Whitney Houston and Bruce Springsteen, worked with Aretha Franklin and many more.

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The legendary music producer Clive Davis comes out as bisexual in a new memoir, The Soundtrack of My Life, detailing long-term, monogamous relationships with men for the past two decades.

The news was first reported in a Rolling Stone report and an interview with ABC’s Nightline Tuesday night.

From Rolling Stone:

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.

From Nightline:

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